Bloomberg News has a new report that says about 40 percent of new wells drilled do not show up in the FracFocus.org disclosure website operated by state regulators. Bloomberg's analysis showed that reporting was particularly incomplete in Texas, where nearly 60 percent of wells drilled in 2011 after April 11, when FracFocus started operation, don't show up in the disclosure site. "Texas began mandating disclosure of fracking chemicals this year, after officials determined that operators were voluntarily reporting about half their fracked wells to FracFocus, according to the Texas Railroad Commission, which regulates oil and gas wells," Bloomberg said.
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