Right To Know

Right To Know

Cry Wolf Quotes

I have a greater concern – the concern for rural America, the concern for suburban America, which is a concern for the communities that you and I come from….It goes too far, Mr. Speaker. It puts a burden on our small business places….Think about the small business people, the nonmanufacturing entities, that all of a sudden are going to be forced into reporting requirements and the cost of doing business that is going to put many of them under.

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Pennsylvania Representative Jim Merry (R-Crawford)

The law would have us label every single container, and in our case that is burdensome and unrealistic.

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Testimony submitted by the Garden State Water Company, in regards to the New Jersey right-to-know law. Only date available: August/September 1986

We cannot go on adding regulations on the backs of industries in this state.

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Borden R. Putnam, Economic Development Commissioner for Governor Tom Kean’s (R) administration.

[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.

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.