Pa. Bill Would Require Fracking Chemical Disclosure To Docs

Law360, Philadelphia (January 14, 2013, 2:36 PM EST) -- A Pennsylvania state senator said Monday that he intends to introduce legislation this week requiring that natural gas drillers disclose the content of chemicals used in fracking to doctors of patients suffering from exposure to the fluid.

In a memorandum released Wednesday, Sen. Daylin Leach, D-Montgomery, noted that the state’s laws governing Marcellus Shale drilling allow gas companies to avoid revealing the composition of their fracking liquids unless doctors sign confidentiality agreements.

But the law, as written, is silent on the question of whether doctors who...
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