Monday, December 26, 2011
Environmental Protection Agency Finally Protects US From Mercury Pollution
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)released new rules that regulate mercury and other toxins. These rules are long overdue given the affect that mercury has on the nervous system when it is released into the air and enters the food chain. The Republican Party is bankrolled by businesses which are the biggest polluters in the US. It has tried to neuter the EPA and other regulators at every step. The GOP argues that regulation raises costs and kills jobs on the campaign trail. It seems less interested in the affect that toxins have on young children. Their base usually applauds their claims despite the effect that toxins might have had on their brains (or perhaps because of the effect).