NY Bill Encourages Fracking Chemical Disclosure

Law360, New York (March 4, 2011, 5:40 PM EST) -- The New York State Senate on Thursday introduced a bill that would bar hydraulic fracturing contracts from prohibiting the disclosure of chemicals used in the controversial method for natural gas drilling.

The bill would also prevent a contract from diminishing payment to any of the contracting parties because of a provision disclosing such chemicals.

Known as fracking, hydraulic fracturing often involves using a high-pressure injection of water, sand and chemicals to draw out natural gas and oil from unconventional deposits such as shale rock, coal beds...
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