Deal Requires Firms to Justify Fracking Trade-Secret Claim

A legal settlement will require petroleum companies to provide justification when they claim the ingredients in the chemical products they pump underground during hydraulic fracturing in Wyoming are trade secrets that must be shielded from public disclosure.

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A legal settlement will require petroleum companies to provide justification when they claim the ingredients in the chemical products they pump underground during hydraulic fracturing in  Wyoming are trade secrets that must be shielded from public disclosure.