Tuesday, March 14, 2006

More on Sunshine Week

The League of Women Voters of Saratoga County and Supervisor Joanne Yepsen, D-Saratoga Springs, will present "Openness in Government: Looking for the Sunshine, A Symposium on Openness and Transparency at Local Levels of Government."
The event, part of Sunshine Week, will be Wednesday at the Saratoga County Building No. 5, 50 W. High St. Refreshments will be served at 5:30 p.m., followed by the panel presentation at 6:15 p.m.

Read more here.

And if you ever wondered why we need more disclosure, read this article:
Now, President Bush and the Environmental Protection Agency want to weaken the largely successful Toxics Release Inventory program, which requires companies to tell the public how they dispose of or release nearly 650 chemicals that may harm human health and the environment. The disclosure program makes data available for anyone — journalists, policymakers, investors or parents — to learn exactly which chemicals are being released from corporate smokestacks and discharge pipes.