|From:||Lenny Siegel <email@example.com>|
|Date:||Mon, 22 Jun 2009 14:23:48 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] PERCHLORATE: "DOD, Defense Contractors Lobby to Block Perchlorate Advisory"|
DOD, Defense Contractors Lobby to Block Perchlorate Advisory By SARA GOODMAN Greenwire/New York Times June 22, 2009The Pentagon and the defense industry is lobbying the White House to prevent U.S. EPA from tightening a health advisory for a rocket-fuel chemical.
Representatives of the Defense Department, the Navy and aerospace and defense companies have met with the Office of Management and Budget this month to discuss a pending EPA decision on the chemical, perchlorate.
In a document presented to OMB, the groups argue that rushing a decision will have "adverse public health consequences and unintended negative effects on all drinking water regulatory programs, and on voluntary, state and federal cleanup efforts."
... For the entire article, see http://www.nytimes.com/gwire/2009/06/22/22greenwire-dod-defense-contractors-lobby-to-block-perchlo-16279.html -- Lenny Siegel Executive Director, Center for Public Environmental Oversight a project of the Pacific Studies Center 278-A Hope St., Mountain View, CA 94041 Voice: 650/961-8918 or 650/969-1545 Fax: 650/961-8918 <firstname.lastname@example.org> http://www.cpeo.org _______________________________________________ Military mailing list Military@lists.cpeo.org http://lists.cpeo.org/listinfo.cgi/military-cpeo.org
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