One thing that the legislation would do is make it a Class I felony to disclose the poisonous chemicals that petrochemical companies want to pump into North Carolina’s soil. The new rules also seek to force first responders to sigh confidentially agreements in order to receive information about the poisons used following any accident. Both medical providers and fire chiefs would be bound to also not disclose what is being pumped into our ground and ground water. Following the change in rules for the State Legislative Building this is simply another attempt to criminalize behavior that cramps the style of the Republican Supermajority.
It's another sad day in North Carolina, where the ruling elite have free rein to arrest and detain their political opponents. In this case, an injured firefighter working on a fracked gas well would be prohibited from telling doctors at the hospital what burning chemicals she had breathed in. The doctors would similarly be prohibited.
It's sort of like the sea-level debate. The GOP has made it illegal to notice that the ocean is rising, even when people are drowning. Now it's illegal to disclose the poison you've been exposed to if you're a first responder.
Another controversial GOP law that will be struck down in court. They're batting 1000.