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Thursday, March 25, 2004

More Mercury

Bob Ferguson just published a great white paper debunking environmentalist claims about the health impacts of mercury.

This whole debate is fraudulent political theater. Bill Clinton and Carol Browner had 8 years to do something, but didn't act until 36 hours of Al Gore lost . . . and at that point they made a finding that contradicted EPAs and the Federal Government's own studies finding that there is no risk of harm from mercury ingested through the consumption of fish. Zip, Zero, Nada. Not at the levels of consumption that American's consume fish.

But wait, you say, what about the much publicized health advisory? Pure hogwash. EPA's reference does is 5 times more stringent than the World Health Organization's recommend consumption rate and over twice as stringent as what the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry at CDC rates the risk.

Look for a much more complete analysis of this matter, including a detailed description of why the Clean Air Act does not allow EPA to regulate power plants in the manner the enviros are demanding, after my comments are officially submitted to EPA later next month (I don't want to give the other side a heads up, ya'll understand that, right?)


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