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S.1215 Fracturing Responsibility and Awareness of Chemicals (FRAC) Act, 111th Congress

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  • Latest Action: Jun 09, 2009 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works.

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  • 5% of users oppose S.1215

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    • Natural Resources Defense Council

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    Highest Rated User Comments

    • On January 07, 2010, by TXsharon - Texas has NO REGULATION specific to hydraulic fracturing. We desperately need federal oversight.

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      As noted by TXsharon, a user on OpenCongress.org, on January 07, 2010, "Texas has NO REGULATION specific to hydraulic fracturing. We desperately need federal oversight. "
    • 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 04, 2009, by DavidMcFatridge - We need this loop hole pluged: Radioactive water identified in Wise County towns Texas,CHICO, Texas — Another North Texas town, another public water well contaminated with radioactivity. The addition of Chico, in northwestern Wise County, makes four towns or communities that have been forced to shut down a water supply recently due to unsafe levels of radioactive particles. It began with News 8's discovery of three public water wells in Parker County that have — in the past few months or days — been identified as contaminated. The problem involves unacceptable levels of cancer-causing radionuclides in Hudson Oaks and in two water supplies in nearby Aledo. ... ... ...

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      As noted by DavidMcFatridge, a user on OpenCongress.org, on December 04, 2009, "We need this loop hole pluged: Radioactive water identified in Wise County towns Texas,CHICO, Texas — Another North Texas town, another public water well contaminated with radioactivity. The addition of Chico, in northwestern Wise County, makes four towns or communities that have been forced to shut down a water supply recently due to unsafe levels of radioactive particles. It began with News 8's discovery of three public water wells in Parker County that have — in the past few months or days — been identified as contaminated. The problem involves unacceptable levels of cancer-causing radionuclides in Hudson Oaks and in two water supplies in nearby Aledo. ... ... ..."

    Highly Rated Blog Articles

    • Jill Quadagno, “The Politics of Motherhood” « caring labor: an archive - December 12, 2010 by caring labor: an archive - Testimony of Evelyn Moore at Hearings on S. 1215, pp. 366-369. 63. There was considerable 'controversy over the income limit, and as the bill moved through Congress, the limit was revised several times. On September 30, 1971, ...

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      As noted by caring labor: an archive on December 12, 2010, "Testimony of Evelyn Moore at Hearings on S. 1215, pp. 366-369. 63. There was considerable 'controversy over the income limit, and as the bill moved through Congress, the limit was revised several times. On September 30, 1971, ..." (http://caringlabor.wordpress.com/2010/12/13/jill-quadagno-the-politics-of-motherhood/)
    • Moffat Collection System Project: Colorado Department of Wildlife ... - December 10, 2010 by Coyote Gulch - ... S. 1215: Fracturing Responsibility and Awareness of Chemicals (FRAC) Act · S. 1321: Water Accountability Tax Efficiency Reinvestment Act of 2009 · S. 1417 and H.R. 3123, Leadville Mine Drainage Tunnel Remediation Act of 2009 ...

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      As noted by Coyote Gulch on December 10, 2010, "... S. 1215: Fracturing Responsibility and Awareness of Chemicals (FRAC) Act · S. 1321: Water Accountability Tax Efficiency Reinvestment Act of 2009 · S. 1417 and H.R. 3123, Leadville Mine Drainage Tunnel Remediation Act of 2009 ..." (http://coyotegulch.wordpress.com/2010/12/11/moffat-collection-system-project-colorado-department-of-wildlife-public-meeting-recap/)
    • Pennsylvania Town Hall - Pennsylvania's Marketplace of Ideas - December 08, 2010 by PaTownHall.com - Senator Casey authored a bill entitled the Fracturing Responsibility and Awareness of Chemicals (FRAC) Act (S. 1215 in the 111th Congress) to amend the Safe Drinking Water Act of 1974 to accomplish two goals: (1) to regulate at the ...

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      As noted by PaTownHall.com on December 08, 2010, "Senator Casey authored a bill entitled the Fracturing Responsibility and Awareness of Chemicals (FRAC) Act (S. 1215 in the 111th Congress) to amend the Safe Drinking Water Act of 1974 to accomplish two goals: (1) to regulate at the ..." (http://patownhall.com/article.php?id=5750)

    Highly Rated News Articles

    • Marcellus Operators Face New Federal, State Safety Regulations - July 30, 2010 by The Philadelphia Bulletin - ...for such responses more attainable. Mr. Casey is also introducing the Fracturing Responsibility and Awareness of Chemicals Act (S.1215) to repeal an exemption provided for the oil and gas industry and would require the disclosure of the chemicals used i

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      As noted by The Philadelphia Bulletin on July 30, 2010, "...for such responses more attainable. Mr. Casey is also introducing the Fracturing Responsibility and Awareness of Chemicals Act (S.1215) to repeal an exemption provided for the oil and gas industry and would require the disclosure of the chemicals used i" (http://thebulletin.us/articles/2010/07/31/news/local_state//doc4c543304dfd91242794476.txt)
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