Right To Know

Right To Know

Cry Wolf Quotes

What you are trying to put on business is overkill. It’s going to kill farmers and small business people.

Pennsylvania state representative Jim R. Merry (R-Crawford)

When the public hears about right-to-know, they think ‘Gee, that sounds great’. But all the information they’re going to get under these laws is a list of plant chemicals that will sit on someone’s kitchen table until it’s thrown away.

Ralph Engel, president of the Chemical Specialties Manufacturers Association.
09/28/1983 | Full Details | Law(s): Right To Know

I can assure you from my experience, it’s going to cost us jobs.

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

There already has been too much public hysteria over half-truths concerning nuclear energy, PCBS (polychlorinated biphenyls), industrial wastes, etc. What we do not need is for the City Council of Philadelphia to help in the slightest to create even more public hysteria.

Richard Kiefer Jr., corporate safety director of the McCloskey Varnish Company.


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.