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Old May 21st, 2013, 04:11 PM   #1
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Obama Administration Approves ALEC Model Bill for Fracking Chemical Fluid Disclosure

Obama Administration Approves ALEC Model Bill for Fracking Chemical Fluid Disclosure on Public Lands

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On May 16, the Obama Interior Department announced its long-awaited rules governing hydraulic fracturing ("fracking") on federal lands.

As part of its 171-page document of rules, the U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM), part of the U.S. Dept. of Interior (DOI), revealed it will adopt the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) model bill written by ExxonMobil for fracking chemical fluid disclosure on U.S. public lands.

ALEC is a 98-percent corporate-funded bill mill and "dating service" that brings predominantly Republican state legislators and corporate lobbyists together at meetings to craft and vote on "model bills" behind closed doors. Many of these bills end up snaking their way into statehouses and become law in what Bill Moyers referred to as "The United States of ALEC."

BLM will utilize an iteration of ALEC's "Disclosure of Hydraulic Fracturing Fluid Composition Act" - a bill The New York Times revealed was written by ExxonMobil - for chemical fluid disclosure of fracking on public lands and will do so by utilizing FracFocus.org's voluntary online chemical disclosure database.

In a way, it's all come full circle. As we covered here on DeSmogBlog, the original chemical disclosure standards and the decision to utilize FracFocus' database came from the Obama Dept. of Energy's (DOE) industry-stacked Fracking Subcommittee formed in May 2011. DOE gave a $1.5 million grant to FracFocus.

The Texas state legislature soon thereafter adopted the first bill making FracFocusthe fracking chemical disclosure database at the state level in June 2011. Since then, it's been off to the races, with the Council of State Governments adopting the TX bill as model bill in Aug. 2011, ALEC adopting it as a model bill in Oct. 2011, and the bill becoming state law in Colorado, Pennsylvania and other states.
Thoughts? And let's discuss the bill and it's getting through and approved by Obama. This is a bill..approved by Obama....thoughts?
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Old May 21st, 2013, 04:14 PM   #2
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Fracking has been proven safe.

No problems.

so we can now Frack on.
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Old May 21st, 2013, 04:34 PM   #3
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Fracking has been proven safe.

No problems.

so we can now Frack on.
TN...pay attention to the ARticle....you just approved a PRESIDENT making a law given to him by a corporation....Understand any of that TN?
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TN...pay attention to the ARticle....you just approved a PRESIDENT making a law given to him by a corporation....Understand any of that TN?
Yes, Obama is going to allow Safe Fracking to go forth.
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