Since 2010, companies involved in hydraulic fracturing in Wyoming have been subject to disclosure requirements related to the chemicals they use in the fracking process. However, a number of those chemicals have been exempted from disclosure due to their trade secret status. Environmentalists are pushing to chip away at this exemption, but as Jason Hutt, Bracewell & Giuliani environmental strategies partner, states, "If companies can't get the benefit of their intellectual capital, we don't get the benefit of their innovation." For a Reuters report on this issue, click here.
Posted on: March 27, 2012 By: Bracewell LLP