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Saturday, November 05, 2005

For Bush pledges are made to be broken

"So today I want to speak to every person who voted for my opponent: To make this nation stronger and better I will need your support, and I will work to earn it. I will do all I can do to deserve your trust. A new term is a new opportunity to reach out to the whole nation. " GWB 11-04-04

The EPA has proposed three changes in TRI reporting:

Move from the current annual reporting to every other year reporting for all facilities, essentially eliminating half of the TRI program.

Allow companies to release 10 times as much pollution (raising the reporting threshold from 500 pounds to 5,000 pounds) before requiring them to report on how much pollution was produced and where it went.

Allow facilities to withhold information on low-level production of persistent bioaccumulative toxins (PBTs), including lead and mercury, which are dangerous even in very small quantities because they are toxic, persist in the environment, and build up in people's bodies.

Here Bush isn't lying, he honestly believes that large industrial polluters are America. So much for being in touch with the concerns of the average taxpayer.
Let off some steam and shoot off an e-mail: Tell EPA and Congress to keep the TRI program intact through an alert provided by OMB Watch.

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