In response to an announcement from the Ground Water Protection Council (GWPC) and the Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission (IOGCC) on efforts to create a public registry of hydraulic fracturing fluid contents, Congressional Natural Gas Caucus Co-Chairs Tim Murphy (PA-18) and Dan Boren (OK-2) released the following statement:
"We applaud industry leaders and state regulators for moving toward greater public disclosure of the chemical makeup of hydraulic fracturing fluid. This is the right thing to do. Many states, like Pennsylvania, have already adopted these measures. This effort will continue to reassure the public that domestic natural gas exploration is being done safely and with minimal impact to the environment. We believe that state regulators and producers must continue working together on developing America's abundant supply of clean natural gas using the latest technology while maintaining the highest levels of safety. As Co-Chairmen of the Congressional Natural Gas Caucus, we will continue working on these efforts to support expanded use, responsible transmission, and safe exploration of our domestic natural gas resources."