NY Bill Looks To Shine Light On Secret Fracking Deals

Law360, New York (June 12, 2012, 6:29 PM EDT) -- A New York state lawmaker on Tuesday floated a bill that would require court approval of nondisclosure agreements between landowners and hydraulic fracturing companies, saying families in other states with fracking concerns have been silenced by court orders or lease agreements.

Assemblyman Alan Maisel, D-Brooklyn, told Law360 that he's not completely opposed to the controversial gas drilling method but that litigation over disclosure elsewhere – and the gas industry's unwillingness to provide information – means his bill should be considered, possibly as part of a larger...
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