Colorado approval of fracking fluids’ full disclosure came after long negotiations and nudge from governor

County RegulationsBy Mark Jaffe – The Denver Post

Colorado’s new fracking-fluid disclosure rule, the most comprehensive in the country, is the product of days of “shuttle diplomacy,” last-minute compromises and phone calls from Gov. John Hickenlooper.

The rule, unanimously approved Tuesday by the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission, requires drillers to disclose all the chemicals in hydraulic fracturing and their concentrations. No other state requires such a detailed disclosure, said Mike Paque, executive director of the Groundwater Protection Council, a national association of state water agencies

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