Will the Hallowich fracking non-disclosure duck tape come undone?


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A Dream Dashed by the Rush on Gas

A Dream Dashed by the Rush on Gas

Just when you thought it was all over, there’s a new twist…

The three reports I’ve seen all differ slightly. It seems a reporter objected to being barred from a court proceeding. His objection was noted in the record. Later one of the papers sued. Now a couple of papers, scientists, physicians and environmental groups have joined in the lawsuit because they think information sealed in the duck tape could help us all learn more about health impacts from fracking.

Appeals Court Agrees with Newspapers in Sealed Fracking Case
December 7, 2012 | 5:02 PM
By Susan Phillips

Pennsylvania court hears arguments in newspapers’ request to intervene in Marcellus Shale case
September 13, 2012 12:13 am
By Laura Olson / Post-Gazette Harrisburg Bureau

Sealed fracking settlement case coming back to Washington County Court
Published Dec 7, 2012 at 5:47 pm (Updated Dec 7, 2012 at 5:47 pm)

The newspapers were joined in the case earlier this year by a group of doctors, scientists, researchers and advocates seeking information that could shed light on the health impacts of gas development, including the process known as hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, noted a nonprofit environmental law firm, Earthjustice of Washington, D.C.


UPDATE: Amicus Brief

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  1. Andy Mechling says

    The newspaper will get its day in court. They will lose. Those cases that get sealed stay sealed.
    Newspapers never like it when deals get made behind closed doors. I hope that they prevail. I cannot imagine that they will prevail. Duct tape works good.

    • says

      Only a Congressional investigation will remove the Duck tape. Congress has special Duck tape removal authority. We need to demand that they use this authority.