Wednesday, June 16, 2010
Trade Secrets, Our Oceans and BP
Frank Pasquale (Seton Hall) has an excellent post over at Concurring Opinions about how the current administration permitted BP to dump a chemical dispersant into the oceans in the immediate aftermath of the spill, a dispersant about which no toxicity studies have ever been done and the ingredients of which are trade secrets.
You can find the post here: http://www.concurringopinions.com/archives/2010/06/just-what-the-oil-industry-needs-more-trade-secrecy.html#more-29902
Pasquale refers to his recent article on the relationship between property rights and the precautionary principle called Beyond Innovation and Competition and available on SSRN.