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Wyoming High Court Questions Ruling Against Fracking Chemical Disclosure

By Nick Visser

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — The Wyoming Supreme Court is telling a lower court to reconsider whether the public has the right to know the ingredients in the chemical products used to facilitate hydraulic fracturing.

A judge had ruled that the chemical ingredients are shielded from disclosure as corporate trade secrets, but the state Supreme Court remanded the case Wednesday on a technicality. Oil and gas developers employ hydraulic fracturing to boost production. The technique pumps water, sand and chemicals into wells to fracture open oil- and gas-bearing rock deposits.

Wyoming was the first state to require disclosure of frack fluid ingredients to …read more

Source: Huffington Post Green