One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Of or pertaining to laws or policies that make certain government or company records available to any individual who can demonstrate a right or need to know their contents.
- ‘Yet the one positive element of having Axon's life story at the centre of the right-to-know court case is that it has highlighted that abortion is not the answer for everyone.’
- ‘Your city's right-to-know report (also called the consumer confidence report) examines your drinking water and anything else lurking in it.’
- ‘The administration followed by deleting material regarding risks at nuclear power plants, chemical factories, and refineries from government Web sites, even though right-to-know laws called for it to be publicly posted.’
- ‘The NRDC announced in May it will sue to challenge the rule's suspension, and the suspension of the right-to-know measures requiring water utilities to keep their customers informed.’
- ‘But in response to a recent right-to-know request, the Law Department released the loan agreements from 2002 and 2003.’
- ‘In effect, this would mean a two-year amnesty from enforcement of the Clean Air Act - as well as immunity from federal Superfund and environmental right-to-know laws.’
- ‘Information will be made available only to law enforcement agencies, and on a need-to-know and right-to-know basis.’
- ‘There are four areas in which right-to-know legislation is especially needed - consumer products, prescription drugs, occupational exposure, and environmental exposure.’
- ‘‘In the absence of effective chemical right-to-know programs in Mexico, Haztraks was very important to academics and nongovernmental programs,’ Kopinak adds.’
- ‘She weakened state oversight of pesticide use and removed more than 1,000 chemicals from the state's right-to-know program.’
- ‘This is the guy who has instructed agency heads to deny We the People access to information under right-to-know laws.’
- ‘People inside and outside of the labour movement must join together to fight for right-to-know laws that inform us of what chemicals we are exposed to and how we can eliminate them from our lives.’
- ‘The Freedom of Information Act exemption in the Homeland Security Act adds a layer of secrecy that will be difficult for right-to-know activists, public interest groups, and journalists to penetrate.’
- ‘In response to a question about whether the state OIG could withhold information of public interest, she said, ‘The OIG is specifically exempt from right-to-know laws.’’
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