Toxic Right to Know Protection Act

@mizrae (587)
United States
June 19, 2007 11:29am CST
I received an e-mail this morning from a group I belong to called the OMB Watch. Apparently the Environmental Protection Agency has reduced the amount of information they had been collecting on toxic pollution under the Toxic Release Inventory. This information was paramount in our ability to spot air and toxic pollution problems and taking the necessary steps to do something about it. The e-mail went on to say that congress is considering a bill, Toxic Right to Know Protection Act, that will return the Toxic Release Inventory to its original form. To find out what you can do to to get this new bill passed, please go to: http://www.ombwatch.org/
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@KarenO52 (2951)
• United States
19 Jun 07
Once I was under the mistaken impression that the EPA was all about protecting the environment. I don't have any faith in them at all now. I tried calling them once to report that a work crew was sandblasting paint off of a bridge, and the old paint was falling into the water, coloring it reddish orange. The EPA said that the paint was most likely lead-based. Many people go fishing in that lake, and it's also the main water source for the town. Nothing was done about it.