Tuesday, March 07, 2006

EPA under Bush wants to dismantle Toxic Release Inventory

I just sent in my annual $25 check to "The Waterkeeper Alliance" They report in their Winter issue of Waterkeeper: "TOXIC RELEASE INVENTORY: EPA recently announced plans to dismantle the Toxic Release Inventory (TRI), our nation’s premier tool for notifying the public out about toxic pollution releases. The TRI program tracks the amount of toxic chemicals released into the air, land and water by 24,000 U.S. industrial facilities. The information enables citizens to understand the risks to their communities and press companies to reduce their pollution. But EPA is placing corporations ahead of community safety with enormous rollbacks in TRI reporting.

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