Who comes up with this stuff?
Justice Dept. Drafts Sweeping Expansion of Anti-Terrorism Act — This does not sound like a good idea. From Unknown News.
I especially like this part of the legislation:
Section 202, “Distribution of ‘Worst Case Scenario’ Information”: This would introduce new FOIA restrictions with regard to the Environmental Protection Agency. As provided for in the Clean Air Act, the EPA requires private companies that use potentially dangerous chemicals must produce a “worst case scenario” report detailing the effect that the release of these controlled substances would have on the surrounding community. Section 202 of this Act would, however, restrict FOIA requests to these reports, which the bill’s drafters refer to as “a roadmap for terrorists.” By reducing public access to “read-only” methods for only those persons “who live and work in the geographical area likely to be affected by a worst-case scenario,” this subtitle would obfuscate an established level of transparency between private industry and the public.
These chemicals we’re making can do really bad things to you. But now we’re gonna make you guess what those things might be. Gook luck!