U.S. EPA considers stricter disclosure on fracking fluids

WASHINGTON Fri May 9, 2014 8:34am EDT

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WASHINGTON May 9 (Reuters) - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Friday issued a proposal to gather public comment on whether it should require chemical manufacturers to disclose the content of fluids used for oil and gas production, a move seen as a step toward greater federal oversight of hydraulic fracturing, or fracking. (Reporting by Valerie Volcovici; Editing by Ros Krasny and Susan Heavey)