Blog on the Run: Reloaded

Saturday, November 23, 2013 9:30 pm

What you don’t know can make you grow a third eye

Filed under: Evil — Lex @ 9:30 pm

Economist Dean Baker on fracking companies’ arguments that they must not be forced to disclose to state governments or public-health officials the mix of chemicals they use in their processes:

This is precisely the reason that we have patents. If a company has an especially innovative mix of chemicals they would be able to get it patented and prevent their competitors from using it for 20 years. The fact that companies can obtain patent protection makes it implausible that protecting [trade] secrets is the real motive for their refusal to disclose the chemicals they are using.

“Trust me”? I effing well think not.






    You have a wish to freeze to death in the dark.? Not me. Cease with the wingnuttery, puleeze . And stop watching desredited crap like “Gasland ” and Matt Damon’s lying flop “Promised land”

    Happy Thanksgiving to all.

    Comment by Fred Gregory — Sunday, November 24, 2013 6:38 pm @ 6:38 pm | Reply

  2. If it were harmless, they’d be only too happy to let public health officials know what was in it.

    Comment by Lex — Sunday, November 24, 2013 10:43 pm @ 10:43 pm | Reply

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