NC Bill Would Criminalize Disclosure Of Fracking Chemicals

By Sean McLernon (May 19, 2014, 2:54 PM EDT) -- North Carolina state lawmakers on Thursday introduced a bill that would criminalize disclosing chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing, declaring that any individual who intentionally releases confidential fracking data shall be guilty of Class I felony charges.

The Energy Modernization Act, or S786, targets those who knowingly or negligently release information about substances used by oil and gas companies during the fracking process, calling for a felony conviction as well as leaving them open to civil action for damages.

The bill comes as the state's Mining and Energy Commission works on finalizing hydraulic fracturing regulations. The state assembly overrode then-Gov. Beverly Perdue's...

Stay ahead of the curve

In the legal profession, information is the key to success. You have to know what’s happening with clients, competitors, practice areas, and industries. Law360 provides the intelligence you need to remain an expert and beat the competition.

  • Access to case data within articles (numbers, filings, courts, nature of suit, and more.)
  • Access to attached documents such as briefs, petitions, complaints, decisions, motions, etc.
  • Create custom alerts for specific article and case topics and so much more!


Attached Documents

Related Sections


Government Agencies

Hello! I'm Law360's automated support bot.

How can I help you today?

For example, you can type:
  • I forgot my password
  • I took a free trial but didn't get a verification email
  • How do I sign up for a newsletter?
Ask a question!