Pa. Agency Must Yield Fracking Pollution Docs To Reporter

Law360, New York (August 1, 2012, 2:34 PM EDT) -- Pennsylvania’s Commonwealth Court ruled Tuesday that the state’s Department of Environmental Protection must release documents touching on the connection between fracking and water quality to a reporter who requested the information under the state’s Right To Know Law.

The three-judge panel upheld a December decision by the Office of Open Records forcing the department to turn the documents over to Laura Legere, who reports routinely on the impacts of drilling in Pennsylvania’s Marcellus Shale for the Scranton Times-Tribune.

The DEP had argued it should not have...
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