Testing Bush on mercury.
Leavitt has said he would consider strengthening the rules (which allow trading of mercury emissions), after a barrage of highly placed attacks. The Bush Greenwatch website reports that the EPA's own Children's Health Protection Advisory Committee protested, proclaiming that the plan "does not sufficiently protect our nation's children." The Bush plan (apparently lifted almost verbatim from an industry memo) would maintain high levels of mercury emissions for the next decade, with electric utilities that have contributed to the President's re-election the major beneficiaries.
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|Date:||May 1, 2004|
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