The Secret Sauce

The oil industry is being asked for full disclosure of the chemicals to be used when companies apply for drilling permits which include “fracking.” However, representatives are requesting that “proprietary ingredients” be exempted from this request, in order for the individual company to maintain its competitive edge when using new procedures. You know, sort of like the “secret sauce” in the fast-food hamburger industry.

The restaurant doesn’t disclose its secret ingredients, and I don’t have to eat it. Fracking with undisclosed chemicals doesn’t give me that option! Therefore, the company that doesn’t disclose it’s fracking “ingredients” should accept the same decision – any citizen should have the right of refusal, thereby preventing the company from fracking, because we are all affected.

Their right to profits from a “secret sauce” does not trump my right to health and safety.


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