Ohio bill would allow drillers to protect fracking trade secrets

03/28/2012 | Columbus Dispatch (Ohio), The

Oil and natural gas companies operating in Ohio would still be allowed to keep some of their hydraulic fracturing chemical compounds secret under a disclosure bill supported by Gov. John Kasich. Under the proposed measure in the state Senate, chemicals considered trade secrets would be identified only by their "chemical class." "If they have some proprietary secret that can advance the [fracking] process -- you know they've got to have a little bit of protection," Kasich said.

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