Let's Close the Information Gap About Fracking


The oil and gas industry wants to withhold information even from regulators about the exact formulation of the fluids injected into the ground during fracking, calling them trade secrets.

By Michael Hiltzik

As a public policy, denial requires one prerequisite to take root: lack of information. So it's proper to ask whose interests the California Senate was protecting last month when it killed a measurerequiring oil drillers to give public notice before fracking.

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