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Thu Jun 27, 2013, 01:27 PM

 

Obama Admin. Approves ALEC Model Bill for Fracking Chemical Fluid Disclosure on Public Lands

NOTE - this is from May 20th, 2013:


On May 16, the Obama Interior Department announced its long-awaited rules governing hydraulic fracturing ("fracking" on federal lands.

As part of its 171-page document of rules, the U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM), part of the U.S. Dept. of Interior (DOI), revealed it will adopt the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) model bill written by ExxonMobil for fracking chemical fluid disclosure on U.S. public lands.

ALEC is a 98-percent corporate-funded bill mill and "dating service" that brings predominantly Republican state legislators and corporate lobbyists together at meetings to craft and vote on "model bills" behind closed doors. Many of these bills end up snaking their way into statehouses and become law in what Bill Moyers referred to as "The United States of ALEC."

BLM will utilize an iteration of ALEC's "Disclosure of Hydraulic Fracturing Fluid Composition Act" - a bill The New York Times revealed was written by ExxonMobil - for chemical fluid disclosure of fracking on public lands and will do so by utilizing FracFocus.org's voluntary online chemical disclosure database.


MORE...

http://www.desmogblog.com/2013/05/20/obama-admin-approves-alec-model-bill-fracking-chemical-fluid-disclosure-public-lands

NOTE: This can't be good.



I am leery of Obama's big Climate Change speech in view of such policies as this.

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Thu Jun 27, 2013, 01:38 PM

1. disgusting

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Thu Jun 27, 2013, 01:39 PM

2. Let the corporations write their own rules behind closed doors

Say goodby to fresh water as we know it

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Thu Jun 27, 2013, 01:42 PM

3. That's exactly what happened. Exxon-Mobil wrote the legislation

 

and Obama's BLM approved it.

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