Are Fracking Chemicals In Wyo. Protected Trade Secrets?
March 18, 2014, 6:23 PM EDT
Law360, New York (March 18, 2014, 6:23 PM EDT) -- On March 12, 2014, the Wyoming Supreme Court issued a decision in Powder River Basin Resource Council v. Wyoming Oil & Gas Conservation Commission, a case commentators around the country have been watching carefully as the first to evaluate the scope of trade secret protection operators and service companies can be afforded under state regulations governing hydraulic fracturing.
In reaching its decision, Wyoming's Supreme Court reversed a district court’s denial of a petition that several environmental groups filed seeking access to confidential trade secret information within...