Earthjustice http://wyomingpublicmedia.org en Exemptions to Fracking Chemical Disclosure Law To Receive Renewed Scrutiny http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/exemptions-fracking-chemical-disclosure-law-receive-renewed-scrutiny <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Environmental and landowner groups are celebrating after the Wyoming Supreme Court found a lower court had ruled in error regarding disclosure of the chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing or fracking.</span></p> Wed, 12 Mar 2014 21:49:29 +0000 Stephanie Joyce 55247 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Exemptions to Fracking Chemical Disclosure Law To Receive Renewed Scrutiny Court hears challenge to fracking chemical trade secret exemption http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/court-hears-challenge-fracking-chemical-trade-secret-exemption <div></div><p>The Wyoming Supreme Court heard a case Wednesday challenging the state’s process for exempting fracking chemicals from public disclosure. Wyoming was the first state in the nation to adopt a disclosure law, but it included what some say is a massive loophole: companies can petition for what’s called a trade secret exemption. They’ve done that more than a hundred times since the law went into effect in 2010.</p> Thu, 21 Nov 2013 17:02:51 +0000 Stephanie Joyce 50231 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Court hears challenge to fracking chemical trade secret exemption Court hears case on disclosure of secret fracking chemicals http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/court-hears-case-disclosure-secret-fracking-chemicals <p>Several environmental groups went to district court today in Casper to argue that the Wyoming Oil and Gas Conservation Commission must disclose information about chemicals being used in hydraulic fracturing around the state. Wyoming was the first state to require companies to disclose such information, yet since that law went into effect, the Oil and Gas Commission has granted almost all secrecy requests from companies claiming that some of the chemicals are proprietary information.</p> Wed, 23 Jan 2013 00:21:52 +0000 Irina Zhorov 35599 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Court hears case on disclosure of secret fracking chemicals