Right To Know

Right To Know

Cry Wolf Quotes

We think this bill is definitely going to cost jobs in New Jersey. Why come into New Jersey and why expand when you have that much additional cost?

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James Moford, director of government relations for the New Jersey Chamber of Commerce.

We’ll do everything in our power to have it defeated. All these attorneys have to do is grab these records, and they can play all kinds of games with them. Just about anything that happens to a person can be connected to his work.

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William R. Willberg, vice-president of operations for the Wisconsin Association of Manufacturers & Association.

[Mandating that businesses share trade secrets with the EPA is a] formidable burden [that may] ruin many businesses.

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From Joel R. Burcat & Arthur K. Hoffman, “The Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act of 1986: An Explanation of Title III of SARA”. Only date available: January, 1988.

Finally, you should be appraised of the need for security and secrecy to research and develop products. In many, many instances, such security would be unattainable under Bill 270. The lack of privacy and security would strike the hardest at our great and large corporations which research and develop most of the new products which enhance our health and quality of living.

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Thacher Longstreth, president of the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce and former Republican city councilman

Evidence

Backgrounders & Briefs

Dying To Know: A Historical Analysis of the Right-To-Know Movement

This survey provides a sweeping analysis of the right-to-know movement in America.