The suggestion that Pennsylvania's Marcellus Shale law could prevent doctors from treating their patients is "outrageous," because the law requires chemical disclosure to doctors while protecting the trade secrets of natural gas drillers, said state House Speaker Sam Smith. "Pennsylvania has the most progressive hydraulic fracturing disclosure law in the nation. It is designed for transparency and access, and it provides unfettered access to physicians or other medical professionals who need information to treat their patients," Smith said.

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