North Carolina Senate Votes to Make Disclosure of Fracking Chemicals Illegal

By Mica Rosenberg | May 23, 2014

  • May 23, 2014 at 1:38 pm
    Simon Girty says:
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    Is money the only thing that speaks to a Republican. They must really be living in the 19th century. … Making it a crime to let the public know what chemicals are being used that could effect their health, whether it gets into the water or not is irrelevant.

    … they want to attract companies to frack, so to do this they have to allow for them to use chemicals that could potentially harm people, not to mention the environment but first make it a crime to provide information on the process.


    • May 23, 2014 at 1:45 pm
      Captain Planet says:
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      “Is money the only thing that speaks to a Republican.”

      Answer – yes

      I echo everything you say here, Simon. And would like to add it is all FYIGM with the conservative crowd these days – at least, a majority of them.

      • May 27, 2014 at 11:27 am
        Don't Call Me Shirley says:
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        Conservatives like to keep their heads in the sand, so they don’t have to face them book-learnin’s and such. Now they want to force everyone else’s heads into the sand as well. Knowledge is power, and they don’t want the public to have it.

        Can someone please tell me how this jibes with the conservative mantra of less governement interference?

        If these companies are using “safe” processes and “conducting their operations responsibly”, then what do they have to hide?

        Then again, if anything goes wrong, everybody gets a free pizza!

  • May 23, 2014 at 10:25 pm
    ComradeAnon says:
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    Party of less government. Riiight.

  • May 27, 2014 at 9:32 am
    Libby says:
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    I had to read this headline several times before I realized I was reading it right. This is disgraceful!

    • May 27, 2014 at 12:00 pm
      Don't Call Me Shirley says:
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      Absolutely. They’re saying that, even if a company is willing to disclose this information, it would be illegal to do so. I thought conservatives wanted to keep government out of business. Interestingly, I haven’t seen any of them post on this story. I’d like to know what they have to say for their ideology.

      This is eerily similar to the “Ag-Gag” bills that make it illegal for anyone to take pictures of the conditions on factory farms, or to leak to the public any information about the hormones and antibiotics being pumped into the animals, and by extension, us. What right do we lowly commoners have to know what we’re eating? As long as the rich crooks can make more millions by being unethical, and the conservative lap-dogs of the rich think that their best interests are being protected (even though they’re not), it’s all good.

      • May 27, 2014 at 12:17 pm
        Libby says:
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        They may not be posting, but one of them is voting.

  • June 3, 2014 at 11:12 am
    Nan says:
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    I was raised to believe that republicans were excellent business men who balanced science and used it to create business profits. It appears that they have lost sight of truth, honesty and integrity. When you vote to pollute future generations then you are the problem, not part of any solution…. sad days for the health of citizens in NC and elsewhere…

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