On hydrofracking in the Marcellus Shale and elsewhere, regarding foot-dragging on revealing what chemicals are being injected into the subsurface,

Gary Luquette, president of North America exploration and production for Chevron, said it was time for industry to stop dragging its feet on disclosure.

“We have used this ‘intellectual property’ issue as a convenient excuse to move slow,” Luquette told a federal panel set up by the Obama administration to offer recommendations on improving the safety of hydraulic fracturing.

Refreshing honesty. Clearly, they are dragging their feet because they can, and because their attorneys make money by so doing, not because the trade secret argument has any relevancy. Now what does Luquette think about adding tracers to the hydrofracking solutions?


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