It looks like you're using an Ad Blocker.
Please white-list or disable AboveTopSecret.com in your ad-blocking tool.
Some features of ATS will be disabled while you continue to use an ad-blocker.
originally posted by: Yeahkeepwatchingme
a reply to: TechUnique
Ah, that's probably the reason why. In the US, there's always videos being blocked because of legal issues. I'm surprised though, was it from a major production studio or something similar? Usually if a vid is blocked, at least in my experience, it's a major artist or tv clip.
A wide-ranging environmental and agricultural bill passed by the House last week would change the way oil and gas companies report chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing, a process in which sand, water and chemicals are injected underground to break up the earth and allow oil and gas to escape.
ODNR spokeswoman Bethany McCorkle said the department requested a law change allowing it to establish an online database for this information, which could be accessed 24/7 by first responders, emergency planners and the public.
"This would be cutting-edge to have the information on a database anyone could have," McCorkle said. "This is very transparent."
But a provision added last week to House Bill 490 appears to block the public and neighboring first responders and emergency planners from the database. Environmental activists said the bill would hurt first responders' ability to do their jobs while giving more power to ODNR.
North Carolina’s state legislature is considering a bill that would make it a felony for anyone to disclose the chemical compounds used in hydraulic fracturing or hydrofracking, and critics of the measure say they worry that emergency first responders could get caught in the crossfire.
The bill also allows companies that own the chemical information to require emergency responders to sign a confidentiality agreement. And it’s not clear what the penalty would be for a health care worker or fire chief who spoke about their experiences with chemical accidents to colleagues.
As you may well know, the parts of the TPP that we’ve seen show that this agreement will severely undermine our ability to protect our communities and the planet. The TPP extends way beyond a traditional trade agreement and puts in place laws that would not pass through Congress in the light of day.
The TPP deregulates corporations and gives them enhanced power to sue from the local to the national level if laws interfere with their expected profits. And the court that would be used operates outside of our legal system and can’t be challenged.
Imagine life if the TPP passes: we would not be able to ban fracking or stop corporations from other toxic practices; we would not be able to give preference to local producers of goods and services; and we would lose more jobs to countries with lower wages and worker protections which would hasten the race to the bottom.
originally posted by: Glassbender777
This is just crazy. These elected officials sure do go to work, when the oil and gas companies want something done. I find this to be very disturbing, and its really a waste of time. Anyone who really wants to know what is being used as chemicals for fracking could eventualy figure it out. Past employees who would speak, also it wouldnt be to hard to see what materials are being transported via truck or rail to jobsites near by. Im sure these companies buy the chemicals through a different name, to throw off anyone looking. To try an pass a law to prevent first responders from knowing what they are dealing with, with totally not right, immoral, and down right dirty, illegal, and getting you a first class ticket straight to Hell