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H.R.2766 Fracturing Responsibility and Awareness of Chemicals Act of 2009, 111th Congress

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  • Latest Action: Jun 10, 2009 Referred to the Subcommittee on Energy and Environment.

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  • Committee Assignment: House Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce - Environment and Hazardous Materials

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  • 100% of users support H.R.2766

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    • On February 22, 2010, by DavidMcFatridge - Evidence of polution in the Barnett Shale: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h6GXwdNDL7w&feature=player_embedded

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      As noted by DavidMcFatridge, a user on OpenCongress.org, on February 22, 2010, "Evidence of polution in the Barnett Shale: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h6GXwdNDL7w&feature=player_embedded"
    • On December 01, 2009, by DavidMcFatridge - I live in the Barnett Shale area, we desperately need this loophole plugged. Contamination from gas Wells are being reported in our air and drinking water. High levels of the cancer-causing toxin benzene in the air and CITY OF ALEDO WELLS HAVE NOW BEEN IDENTIFIED after tests indicated the presence of radionuclides. Radium 226, radium 228,produced in the fracking process. THESE WELLS SUPPLY WATER TO ALEDO SCHOOLS

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      As noted by DavidMcFatridge, a user on OpenCongress.org, on December 01, 2009, "I live in the Barnett Shale area, we desperately need this loophole plugged. Contamination from gas Wells are being reported in our air and drinking water. High levels of the cancer-causing toxin benzene in the air and CITY OF ALEDO WELLS HAVE NOW BEEN IDENTIFIED after tests indicated the presence of radionuclides. Radium 226, radium 228,produced in the fracking process. THESE WELLS SUPPLY WATER TO ALEDO SCHOOLS "
    • On December 01, 2009, by DavidMcFatridge - by CHRIS HAWES / WFAA-TV Friday, Nov 20 at 11:41 AM FORT WORTH — Last week, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality called the Barnett Shale's biggest players to Austin. The result could change the future of public health in the 17-county area that holds underground natural gas reserves. Not long ago, Dr. Michael Honeycutt realized the future of health in the Barnett Shale might be in his hands. The head of TCEQ's Toxicology Division was shocked to see air sampling revealed high levels of benzene, a cancer-causing toxin, near some natural gas facilities. "The highs that we found are relatively high, some pretty high numbers, a thousand parts per billion," he said. "That would be equivalent to opening a can of gasoline and holding it up under your nose.".

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      As noted by DavidMcFatridge, a user on OpenCongress.org, on December 01, 2009, "by CHRIS HAWES / WFAA-TV Friday, Nov 20 at 11:41 AM FORT WORTH — Last week, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality called the Barnett Shale's biggest players to Austin. The result could change the future of public health in the 17-county area that holds underground natural gas reserves. Not long ago, Dr. Michael Honeycutt realized the future of health in the Barnett Shale might be in his hands. The head of TCEQ's Toxicology Division was shocked to see air sampling revealed high levels of benzene, a cancer-causing toxin, near some natural gas facilities. "The highs that we found are relatively high, some pretty high numbers, a thousand parts per billion," he said. "That would be equivalent to opening a can of gasoline and holding it up under your nose."."

    Highly Rated Blog Articles

    • How US Natural Gas Can Expand Safely - December 19, 2010 by Americans for Energy Leadership - Indeed, the EPA, prompted by bill HR 2766, recently began a major investigation into fracking and subpoenaed nine oil services companies to disclose the contents of their fracking fluids. While this is certainly welcome news, ...

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      As noted by Americans for Energy Leadership on December 19, 2010, "Indeed, the EPA, prompted by bill HR 2766, recently began a major investigation into fracking and subpoenaed nine oil services companies to disclose the contents of their fracking fluids. While this is certainly welcome news, ..." (http://leadenergy.org/2010/12/how-u-s-natural-gas-can-expand-safely/)
    • Failures of State/Federal Government in Protecting Communities and ... - December 13, 2010 by GDACC - The current 111th congress has let HR 2766 and S 1215 (bills that remove the fracking fluids exemption from the SDWA) stagnate in committee. NYS ECL Article 23, Title 3, Section 23-0303 removed home rule from local communities. ...

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      As noted by GDACC on December 13, 2010, "The current 111th congress has let HR 2766 and S 1215 (bills that remove the fracking fluids exemption from the SDWA) stagnate in committee. NYS ECL Article 23, Title 3, Section 23-0303 removed home rule from local communities. ..." (http://gdacc.wordpress.com/2010/12/14/failures-of-statefederal-government-in-protecting-communities-and-environment/)
    • Sierra Club Allegheny Group » Natural Gas in the US Senate - December 11, 2010 by Sierra Club Allegheny Group - A corresponding House bill “Fracturing Responsibility and Awareness of Chemicals” bill HR 2766 is also stuck in committee. In their letter to Senator Reid the environmental groups wrote: “We believe that legislation that promotes such a ...

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      As noted by Sierra Club Allegheny Group on December 11, 2010, "A corresponding House bill “Fracturing Responsibility and Awareness of Chemicals” bill HR 2766 is also stuck in committee. In their letter to Senator Reid the environmental groups wrote: “We believe that legislation that promotes such a ..." (http://alleghenysc.org/?p=2056)

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