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Monday, April 16, 2012

Fracking fluids: What your doctor can't tell you

From Mother Jones.com…

Excerpt: Under a new law, doctors in Pennsylvania can access information about chemicals used in natural gas extraction—but they won't be able to share it with their patients. A provision buried in a law passed last month is drawing scrutiny from the public health and environmental community, who argue that it will "gag" doctors who want to raise concerns related to oil and gas extraction with the people they treat and the general public.

For Pennsylvania's Doctors, a Gag Order on Fracking Chemicals

So much for doctor/patient confidentiality. Now it's doctor/corporation secrecy.

Doc, what’s wrong with me.

Uh, I’d like to tell you, but I’ll need to consult with my attorney first.

What?

Sorry, my good man. Proprietary information, you know?

Yes, the few will continue to reap the few rewards, while the many will share the many risks.

Later

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