Mealey's Toxic Tort/Environmental - Judge: Pennsylvania Doctor Lacks Standing To Discover Chemicals Used In Fracking

Mealey's Toxic Tort/Environmental - Judge: Pennsylvania Doctor Lacks Standing To Discover Chemicals Used In Fracking

SCRANTON, Pa. - A federal judge in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania on June 30 dismissed a lawsuit brought by a physician against the secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) seeking relief from the statutory restrictions preventing the doctor from discovering the chemicals in proprietary hydraulic fracturing fluids used in natural gas extraction on grounds that he lacked standing (Dr. Alfonso Rodriguez, M.D. v. Michael L. Krancer, et al., No. 12-1458, M.D. Pa.).

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