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  •  Hey, I'm late to this fray Ginny, but I have a (10+ / 0-)

    serious concern about the pollutants, not only those which are known, but those which according to the oil companies are trade secrets, like those used in fracking.

    I'm finding it pretty ridiculous that the names of the chemicals that will be injected into the earth are trade secrets.  How are we supposed to know what they will do to our drinking water, or the environment when we aren't allowed to know what they are?

    Something is royally screwed up here.

    •  They are serious issues (4+ / 0-)
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      cotterperson, lenzy1000, terrybuck, elwior

      Unfortunately, the fairly complicated response just went into cyberspace and I have to get an errand done before the store closes. Will try later :(

      One good thing may have come from it. I possibly have figured out what causes this for me. My pointer sometimes rolls out of the comment box because I have a regular mouse and a touchscreen due to repetitive strain injuries. I think this usually happens when I go to edit something when the pointer is out of the box. Especially delete or return.

      Further experimenting needed.

      "People, even more than things, have to be restored, renewed, revived, reclaimed and redeemed; never throw out anyone. " Audrey Hepburn "A Beautiful Woman"

      by Ginny in CO on Sat Mar 30, 2013 at 04:02:10 PM PDT

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    •  my response to the "Trade Secret" b.s is- (4+ / 0-)

      you can keep your formula to yourself BUT we want to know that the ingredients are not damaging to humans OR the environment. It is definitely Royally Screwed Up when profit interests override safety and common sense. Let them dole their toxins out as dividends and the CEOs can fill their swimming pools with them. (last sentence is snark)

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