denr http://wfae.org en New Rule Allows Fracking Companies To Keep Certain Trade Secrets http://wfae.org/post/new-rule-allows-fracking-companies-keep-certain-trade-secrets <p>North Carolina is clearing the way for hydraulic fracturing, or fracking - the method of drilling that's created a natural gas boom in the United States. State lawmakers have tasked the state Mining and Energy Commission with developing rules to govern the process. Earlier this week the commission voted on what's often considered the "first rule" of fracking - it's called chemical disclosure and it determines what drilling companies have to tell the government about the fluids that get pumped into the ground during the process.</p><p>John Murawski is the Raleigh News and Observer's energy reporter. He's been following the commission's work, and he joined us by telephone.</p><p> Fri, 17 Jan 2014 14:29:55 +0000 Kevin Kniestedt 43191 at http://wfae.org New Rule Allows Fracking Companies To Keep Certain Trade Secrets Fracking Commission Delays Chemical Disclosure Rules http://wfae.org/post/fracking-commission-delays-chemical-disclosure-rules <p>One of the most contentious questions about hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, is what companies should be required to disclose about the mix of water and chemicals pumped into the ground during the process.&nbsp;</p><p> Sat, 04 May 2013 00:30:42 +0000 Ben Bradford 26594 at http://wfae.org