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Good American Leadership

Posted by Toad008 On 2006-12-13 4 comments

I'll just Copy and Paste it, This is from CNN, which I assume got it from the White House or something.


Thursday, December 07, 2006
EPA: Leaded gas may return, along with lower standards
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Bush administration is considering doing away with health standards that cut lead from gasoline, widely regarded as one of the nation's biggest clean-air accomplishments.

The Environmental Protection Agency said this week that revoking those standards might be justified "given the significantly changed circumstances since lead was listed in 1976" as an air pollutant, claiming that concentrations of lead in the air have dropped more than 90 percent in the past 2 1/2 decades. Battery makers, lead smelters, refiners all have lobbied the administration to do away with the Clean Air Act limits.

But Rep. Henry Waxman, D-Calif., the incoming chairman of the House Committee on Government Reform, called on the agency to "renounce this dangerous proposal immediately," because lead, a highly toxic element, can cause severe nerve damage, especially in children.

So a quick summary. Since we instituted this law to reduce the amount of lead in the air, the amount of lead in the air has gone down. Thus, since it's obviously worked so well, at reducing health risk pollution, let's get rid of that law! Ya! Good plan Mr. Bush.

Although I'm strangely in favour of them removing that law. Let's just make sure Washington does it first, for a trial period, and hopefully they can all get sick from lead poisoning. Then maybe the Americans can replace them with better leadership (or maybe leave the White House empty. Then they couldn't screw everything up for the rest of us)