Tuesday, March 08, 2005

EPA Distorted Mercury Analysis, GAO Says (washingtonpost.com)

EPA Distorted Mercury Analysis, GAO Says: "The Environmental Protection Agency distorted the analysis of its controversial proposal to regulate mercury pollution from power plants, making it appear that the Bush administration's market-based approach was superior to a competing scheme supported by environmentalists, the nonpartisan Government Accountability Office said yesterday.

Rebuking the agency for a lack of 'transparency,' the report said the EPA had failed to fully document the toxic impact of mercury on brain development, learning, and neurological functioning. The GAO urged that these problems be rectified before the EPA takes final action on the rule."

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