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December 26, 2004

I've always seen the Bush Administration as engaged in the rollback of environmental legislation that was designed to protect public health and the environment.

Santa is not overly happy with the environmental state of affairs in the US:

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Tom Toles

Sounds like the US is not doing all that great a job in maintain healthy air quality by controlling air pollution these days.

It wouldn't have anything to do with the Bush Administration protecting the energy industry by allowing it to continue polluting without using state of the art mercury controls, would it? The Bush adminstration is weakening the clean air laws, and that means that millions more tons of soot, smog, and toxic pollution to be spewed into US air each year.

Presumably public health takes second place to profits in a Republican USA. A blind Republican eye is turned to airborne mercury pollution from smokestacks rains down on our rivers and lakes where it accumulates in the food chain, especially fish. Anyone who eats contaminated fish, particularly children, is at risk, since mercury exposure can cause irreversible damage to the brain, kidneys, and cardiovascular system. Exposure to mercury is also known to reduce fertility.

An opinion piece.

| Posted by Gary Sauer-Thompson at 9:25 AM | | Comments (0)
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