Right To Know

Right To Know

Cry Wolf Quotes

A little bit of knowledge is a dangerous thing. We’re dealing with an enormously technical matter that the public doesn’t understand at all, that I don’t understand at all.

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

[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.

I can imagine the mounds of paperwork with little to do with providing information about hazards. We can see very little if any benefits to the worker….very marginal costs often make the difference between whether you get the business or not.

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Thomas H. Wood, a chamber director and manager of Shell’s West Deptford plant.

We feel that [the court’s decision] is not the step in the right direction because the mushroom industry is faced with the dilemma of increased costs. It’s an economic crunch. We’ve been in that crunch for two, 2 _ years and here’s another cost factor.

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Charles Harris, executive director of the trade group of mushroom growers

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.