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  •  Bill text here, I believe (4+ / 0-)
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    RLMiller, Senor Unoball, marina, caul

    SB4 Senate Bill as Introduced

    Not a whole lot of detail, it directs the various executive agencies to formulate rules by 2015.  It does (oddly in my opinion) require a public website containing all the fracking details, which would seem to primarily succeed in disclosing people's successful fracturing methods to competitors.

    It also makes disclosing a trade secret ingredient in fracturing fluid a crime in California.

    •  That seems like it's contradictory (5+ / 0-)

      Doesn't it?

      Or does the site not disclose the actual ingredients that are covered by the trade secrets?

      And I think having public disclosure of how these companies are actually doing the fracking seems like a public good to me. I suppose it's a matter of detail in regards to the line between being a useful public resources vs being a disclosure of business practices. Not that I'm at all concerned about protecting the bottom line of these companies. Knowing how much water they are using is a key thing though.

      If debt were a moral issue then, lacking morals, corporations could never be in debt.

      by AoT on Thu Jul 11, 2013 at 02:33:25 PM PDT

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