ALEC, CSG, ExxonMobil Fracking Fluid “Disclosure” Model Bill Failing by Design

By: Wednesday December 5, 2012 5:30 pm

Last year, a hydraulic fracturing (“fracking”) chemical fluid disclosure “model bill” was passed by both the Council of State Governments (CSG) and the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC). It proceeded to pass in multiple states across the country soon thereafter, but as Bloomberg recently reported, the bill has been an abject failure with regards to “disclosure.”

That was by design, thanks to the bill’s chief author, ExxonMobil.


The Culture Of Dissent

By: Sunday October 2, 2011 7:15 pm

Interesting to see the establishment media begin to cope with protests outside the political process they control. The venerable New York Times has an opinion piece up today, poking at the nascent movement. The writer reminds me of one of Kubrick’s monkeys, working his courage up to touch the monolith in 2001 A Space Odyssey.

Bobo the Humble Hound

By: Saturday April 10, 2010 6:00 pm

A recipe for delaying change in America, so long as Democrats are in power and able to direct it, from David Brooks.

David Brooks Grades His Favorite President: “C” is for Centrist

By: Friday March 12, 2010 5:15 pm

David Brooks has been searching forever for a realistic, reasonable moderate Republican to keep the nation securely anchored in the comfortable middle of Brooks’ centrist cocoon, and in Barack Obama, he’s apparently found his man.

Roger Ailes: Did He Play Rip Van Winkle?

By: Sunday January 10, 2010 7:00 pm

It sure would help folks to better understand the perspective and life experiences of the chairman of the “Fair and Balanced” network if NYT reporters had provided key information while covering Ailes’ twenty years spent as a “… communications consultant for politicians and executives…” don’t ya think?

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