Wednesday, August 02, 2006

EPA Called Out

From the NYTimes:
Unions representing thousands of staff scientists at the Environmental Protection Agency say the agency is bending to political pressure and ignoring sound science in allowing a group of toxic chemicals to be used in agricultural pesticides.

. . .The leaders also wrote that they believed that under priorities of E.P.A. management, “the concerns of agriculture and the pesticide industry come before our responsibility to protect the health of our nation’s citizens.”
In the Bush administration, business trumps public health every time.

This story reminds me of Rachel Carson's seminal work, Silent Spring. It's an absolute must read for any environmentalist. You can thank me later.


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