Thursday, April 08, 2004



"The head of the E.P.A.'s Office of Air and Radiation, like most key environmental appointees in the Bush administration, previously made his living representing polluting industries (which, in case you haven't guessed, are huge Republican donors). On mercury, the administration didn't just take industry views into account, it literally let the polluters write the regulations: much of the language of the administration's proposal came directly from lobbyists' memos."
From The Mercury Scandal By Paul Krugman

You can tell Bush really cares about the voting public.

Later Note on this subject:

EPA's Mercury Lingo Altered

"White House staff made subtle changes to the language of proposed rules on mercury pollution that largely downplayed the chemical's health risks, a newspaper reports. "

Guess the White House staff feels the same way their boss does.

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