Tuesday, March 22, 2005

If you don't like the facts, throw them out

The U. S. Environmental Protection Agency threw out a Harvard study that it had funded on the benefits of reducing mercury emissions because the study showed that more stringent regulations would be justified by the health benefits. How much greater than the EPA estimates were the health benefits identified by the study? 100 times greater. No wonder the Bush administration didn't want any mention of it when the EPA released its watered down mercury emissions program for power plants.

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