President Obama to Call for Safe and Responsible Fracking; Seek Disclosure of Fracking Fluids
President Obama is scheduled to give a speech on reducing the United States’ dependence on foreign oil and increasing production of America’s own energy reserves this morning at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C.
The White House released a fact sheet in advance of the hearing that calls for “[e]ncouraging responsible development practices for natural gas.” The White House fact sheet calls for the safe and responsible development of natural gas, suggesting the administration will press for the disclosure of the chemical constituents of fracking fluids. The fact sheet also hints at a task force or working group that will be charged with developing best practices for shale gas extraction.
Look for more information from HFI following the President’s speech.