[Date Prev][Date Next][Date Index]

E-M:/ FW: Mercury: Sierra Club's Statement About Bush Administration's Latest Mercury Announcement



-------------------------------------------------------------------------
Enviro-Mich message from "Anne M. Woiwode" <anne.woiwode@sierraclub.org>
-------------------------------------------------------------------------



SIERRA CLUB'S STATEMENT ABOUT BUSH ADMINISTRATION'S MERCURY ANNOUNCEMENT
Statement of Carl Pope, Sierra Club's Executive Director

"The Bush administration is still pushing the same misguided mercury
plan
it has been trying to sell to Americans, unsuccessfully, for nearly a
year
now.  The plan puts off protecting communities from mercury pollution
for
more than a decade.  Right now, the technology exists that would put
America on the road to reducing mercury pollution from power plants by
90%
everywhere.  Instead, the Bush administration continues pushing for a
pollution trading scheme that favors corporate polluters and could lead
to
local 'hot spots,' communities where mercury contamination is greater.

"Earlier this year, more than half a million Americans -- a record
number
-- sent public comments to the Environmental Protection Agency to demand
that the Bush administration clean up toxic mercury pollution.  While we
look forward to any additional information about the impacts of the
administration's plan, it's too little, too late. Americans won't be
fooled
again -- if the Bush administration simply enforced the existing Clean
Air
Act, we'd be on the road to getting mercury out of America's lakes and
rivers and off our dinner tables."

# # #

Wendy Balazik
Media Coordinator
Sierra Club
Phone:  202-675-2383
Fax:  202-547-6009




==============================================================
ENVIRO-MICH:  Internet List and Forum for Michigan Environmental
and Conservation Issues and Michigan-based Citizen Action.   Archives at
http://www.great-lakes.net/lists/enviro-mich/

Postings to:  enviro-mich@great-lakes.net      For info, send email to
majordomo@great-lakes.net  with a one-line message body of  "info enviro-mich"
==============================================================