Law Professors' Second Alaska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission Trade Secrets Letter

11 Pages Posted: 13 Dec 2013

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David S. Levine

Elon University School of Law; Stanford University - Center for Internet and Society

Mary L. Lyndon

St. John's University - School of Law

Date Written: October 14, 2013

Abstract

We, the undersigned law professors who teach and write about intellectual property and trade secrets, write in support of the Alaska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (“AOGCC”) proposed hydraulic fracturing (“fracking”) regulations that would provide for the disclosure of information that might in other contexts be deemed trade secrets that cannot be disclosed to the public, under proposed regulations 20 ACC 25.283(a)(14) and (h). As in the attached April 1, 2013 letter, we take no position on whether fracking should be conducted in the State of Alaska or whether there are any environmental, health or safety risks (“EHS”) associated with such behavior. Rather, we write for one purpose: to endorse the AOGCC’s efforts to access the alleged trade secret information that it needs to make an intelligent assessment of the existence of such risks.

Keywords: hydraulic fracturing, fracking, trade secrets, transparency, environment, health, safety

JEL Classification: K32, K23, Q38, Q40

Suggested Citation

Levine, David S. and Lyndon, Mary L., Law Professors' Second Alaska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission Trade Secrets Letter (October 14, 2013). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2363099 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2363099

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Mary L. Lyndon

St. John's University - School of Law ( email )

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Jamaica, NY 11439
United States

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