DENVER (AP) – Colorado regulators are close to deliberating on proposed new regulations for hydraulic fracturing.

The Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission is scheduled to meet Tuesday to vote on whether to require natural gas drillers to disclose all the ingredients in their fracking fluid. It’s also considering whether to give local officials 48 hours’ notice of fracking operations.

The commission had originally been scheduled to meet Monday but it says discussions are still continuing to resolve issues involving the rules.

Politicians representing Commerce City said they were caught off guard by recent fracking in Adams County.

Halliburton and others have said they would support listing the ingredients but they don’t want to publicly disclose their amounts.

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