Tuesday, March 15, 2005

Mercury - its whats for dinner

Americans are showing increased levels of mercury in their systems, mostly from eating fish such as tuna, and yet the Bush administration is more concerned with protecting the interests of the coal industry than making sure American citizens are not being poisoned.

Don't fall for the Orwellian spin regarding the Clear Skies initiative, its nothing more than a repeal of the current Clean Air Act. Case in point, Wisconsin will actually have to allow more pollution under Bush's proposed EPA guidelines. This is absurd.

Nothing new here for the Bush aministration, though. For the last four years the administration has quietly worked towards rolling back nearly every existing environmental regulation that we have. Hopefully someday the public will figure out that the environment and their health have been bought out by industry polluters.

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