Sun Jul 8, 2012, 06:14 PM
midnight (24,519 posts)
Hydraulic fracturing process invented by Halliburton and received exemption in 2004 from Clean Air
Clean Water and Safe Drinking Water Acts. This Loophole known as the Halliburton...
"The Bureau of Land Management is seeking comments through July 10th on a proposed rule regarding hydraulic fracturing. This process was invented by Halliburton and received exemption in 2004 from the Clean Air, Clean Water and Safe Drinking Water Acts (known as the Halliburton Loophole) from then Vice President Dick Cheney who was the CEO of Halliburton.
The proposed rule has several questionable areas:
First, the proposed rule would require disclosure of chemicals used after the fracturing operation is completed. The question is, would this disclosure be retroactive? Since the disclosure happens after the “frac,” could this rule be used to obtain information on other previously fractured wells? Especially any wells that have been in service since the Halliburton Loophole was put in place.
Second, why is the rule relying on guidelines from the American Petroleum Institute? Shouldn’t the American Petroleum Institute be relying on BLM guidelines for well construction and well integrity?"
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Sun Jul 8, 2012, 07:47 PM
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