From the Environment News Service:
The Petroleum Association’s pit liner petition to repeal Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission Rule 905 was withdrawn at the commission’s regular meeting Monday.
The nonprofit public interest environmental law firm Earthjustice opposed the petition on behalf of the Colorado Environmental Coalition and other conservation and sportsmen’s groups. Pit liners are large sheets of synthetic, impermeable material used to keep fluids and other mining waste products from seeping into the ground during drilling operations. Used pit liners are typically coated with a variety of chemicals and hydrocarbons. Burying liners in the ground could lead to contamination of soil and groundwater.
Meanwhile say hello to fracfocus.org. The website is a portal where oil and gas companies can disclose the chemicals used in their hydraulic fracturing processes. The actual debut is Monday.
Click here for a sample information sheet.
Thanks to CBSMoneyWatch.com for the link.