Judge: Exxon Documents Should Be Made Public Regarding Offshore Drilling Permits

Mealey's (August 25, 2015, 3:52 PM EDT) -- LOS ANGELES — A federal judge in California on Aug. 14 denied a motion by Exxon Mobil Corp. seeking a protective order preventing the disclosure of certain documents related to hydraulic fracturing, ruling that the allegedly proprietary information contained in plans that were submitted as part of the permit application process for drilling on the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) should be made public (Environmental Defense Center v. Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement, No. 14-9281, C.D. Calif.; 2015 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 111807).

(Opinion available. Document #94-150908-005Z.)...
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