Laws & Regulations

Wyoming Supreme Court Doubts 'Trade Secret' Loophole on Fracking Disclosure

Just claiming something as "confidential business information" is not enough. Wyoming's Supreme Court said the state's drillers, and state regulators, bear the burden of showing why they are withholding disclosure of the often-toxic chemicals pumped underground in fracking operations.

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Kentucky Legislature Weighs "Ag-Gag" Bill

Kentucky is the latest state to consider legislation criminalizing undercover photography of animal abuse in farm operations, which often ends up in the news. But Democratic Rep. Joni Jenkins (pictured), who sponsored the measure to which the Senate attached the Ag-Gag language, says she won't call it up in the House.

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"E.P.A. Agrees to Join North Carolina in Reviewing Spill"

"The federal Environmental Protection Agency will join North Carolina regulators in addressing potential violations of the Clean Water Act at Duke Energy power plants, including a massive spill of toxic coal ash last month in the Dan River, state officials said on Friday."

Source: NY Times, 03/24/2014


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