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cal04 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 11:36 AM
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12 States Sue EPA for Data on Toxins
Edited on Wed Nov-28-07 12:13 PM by cal04
Source: Associated Press

Twelve states sued the Bush administration on Wednesday to force greater disclosure of data on toxic chemicals that companies store, use and release into the environment.

The state officials oppose new federal Environmental Protection Agency rules that allow thousands of companies to limit the information they disclose to the public about toxic chemicals, according to New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo, the lead attorney general in the civil lawsuit.

The EPA this year rolled back a regulation on the Toxics Release Inventory law signed by President Ronald Reagan after the deadly Bhopal toxic chemical catastrophe in India in 1984, according to the states involved in the lawsuit. That law required companies to provide a lengthy, detailed report whenever they store or emit 500 pounds of specific toxins.

The new rule adopted this year requires that lengthy accounting only for companies storing or releasing 5,000 pounds of toxins or more. Companies storing or releasing 500 to 4,999 pounds of toxins would have to file an abbreviated form, said Katherine Kennedy, New York's special deputy attorney general for environmental protection.



Read more: http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20071128/ap_on_re_us/toxic_r...



Cuomo Joins Environmental Lawsuit Against Feds
Andrew Cuomo just announced he is joining with eleven other state's attorney generals in suing the federal Environmental Protection Agency for "denying the public access to information about toxic chemicals in their communities."
http://www.nyobserver.com/2007/cuomo-joins-lawsuit-agai...
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kestrel91316 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 11:40 AM
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1. EPA response to plaintiffs: GFY. That info is a national security secret
and highly classified. To protect against terrorist attacks, of course.
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tom_paine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 12:33 PM
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2. The Bushie EPA has but one task: To protect Bushie Felons wherever possible.
Us Filthy Little Noboides can be stacked like cordwood in the corner. We are not real human beings to the Bushies.
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DCKit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 12:43 PM
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3. Another disaster to add to the * legacy. n/t
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mlevans Donating Member (642 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 01:29 PM
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4. "to force greater disclosure of data on toxic chemicals..."
Disclosure?! Did someone actually say the "d" word? Who do they think they are anyway?
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Up2Late Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 04:20 PM
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5. Anyone NOT expect this sort of crap from these scumbags?!?!
I guess they felt they HAD to act against this outrageous regulation (a.k.a. LAW) that was established by that Bleeding Heart Liberal Ronald Reagan. :banghead: :mad: :sarcasm:
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