Opinion: Governor charts correct course on fracking rules

AN EXCERPT FROM THE OPINION PAGE of today’s Casper Star-Tribune, from a piece about reforming the way Wyoming regulates hydraulic fracturing:

The Wyoming Oil and Gas Conservation Commission has delayed making a final decision until June on reporting requirements about chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing.

But based upon questions about the process that the commission has been asking, the state is headed in the right direction to find a balance between the economic concerns of the energy industry and the public health questions raised by environmentalists and other residents…

Click here to read the entire piece.

… Wyoming Outdoor Council attorney Steve Jones made a reasonable suggestion when he said companies could list the constituent fracking chemicals — much like Coca-Cola lists the ingredients in Coke without disclosing the secret Coke formula.

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