Energy Cos. Should Reveal Fracking Chemicals: DOE Panel

Law360, New York (March 6, 2014, 4:05 PM EST) -- Oil and gas companies should reveal all known substances added to fluids used in hydraulic fracturing and avoid seeking trade secret exemptions to shield the information from the public, a U.S. Department of Energy advisory panel said in a report released on Wednesday.

While the nationwide FracFocus database, in which companies voluntarily disclose information about their fracking operators, has improved public disclosure, there are still too many instances of chemicals hidden by trade secret exemptions, said a Secretary of Energy Advisory Board task force assigned to...
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