Wyoming regulators wrong to guard fracking fluid contents, groups claim

Wyoming regulators wrong to guard fracking fluid contents, groups claim by Jermey Fugleberg, March 27, 2012, Star-Tribune
Wyoming regulators improperly protected the identity of the chemical content of fluids used in hydraulic fracturing, a handful of groups contend in a lawsuit filed late last week. … Wyoming law allows the commission to protect trade secrets from public view, but the groups say the commission has been far too willing to grant that protection to companies that want to keep secret the chemicals in fluids pumped underground during hydraulic fracturing, or fracking. According to files from the WOGCC, the commission has received 52 requests for trade secret exemptions and has only rejected two. “In our view, this is abusing the process,”

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