Report Claims Oil, Gas Drillers More Open About Fracking Risks

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By Katelyn Ferral

EQT Corp. and Range Resources Corp. were among companies that improved reporting about the risks to the environment and communities from hydraulic fracturing in a scorecard from a group that pushes corporations to be more environmentally responsible.

But the report released Thursday by the coalition of investment companies and shareholder advocacy groups was still downbeat about the drilling industry’s progress in disclosing information and reducing risks of their fracking operations.

“The most important takeaway is that many energy companies are still largely failing to rigorously disclose the impacts of their fracking operations,” said Richard Liroff, executive director of Investor Environmental Health Network, a coalition of shareholder advocacy groups.

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