Pa. Fracking Gag-Rule Case Puts Trade Secrets At Risk

Law360, Philadelphia (January 31, 2014, 7:24 PM EST) -- Trade secrets in the burgeoning natural gas industry face an uncertain future as a Pennsylvania appeals court considers whether doctors granted access to information about the chemical makeup of fluids used in hydraulic fracturing can be prohibited from revealing the data.

As part of a landmark ruling striking down broad swaths of new statewide regulations on the oil and gas industry known as Act 13, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court called for evidentiary hearings to consider the merits of a provision in the law requiring doctors to...
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