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View Diary: ALEC, CSG, ExxonMobil Fracking Fluid “Disclosure” Model Bill Failing By Design (7 comments)

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  •  Those "loopholes" serve more than E/M's interest (1+ / 0-)
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    Ron1951

    Statutory/regulatory schemes that force companies to disclose trade secrets can expose governments (whether state or federal) to takings claims under the fifth amendment to the constitution.  There's Supreme Court precedent on this involving (IIRC) Monsanto and FIFRA.  So while this loophole is certainly useful to Exxon/Mobile, it's there for a good reason.  

    •  trade secrets that have no potential for harming (1+ / 0-)
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      starfu

      the general public are one thing.  But when the public health and interest is concerned, this is just one more example of the disdain in which we are held by ALEC and their Big Oil Corporate members.

      So what's the matter with some transparency here if there is no danger?

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