|From:||Lenny Siegel <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|Date:||Wed, 21 Nov 2012 00:36:35 -0800 (PST)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] Communities Sign-On Letter on Munitions Constituents in S.3525 This letter, signed by 35 environmental activists in 16 states and territories, was sent to Senators Tester, Reid, and Boxer.|
This letter, signed by 35 environmental activists in 16 states and
territories, was sent to Senators Tester, Reid, and Boxer.
-------------------------- Dear Senator:It has come to our attention that S. 3525, the Sportsmen's Act of 2012 - scheduled for a U.S. Senate floor vote immediately after Thanksgiving 2012, contains language that appears to exempt certain munitions constituents, such as lead and propellants, from the Toxic Substances Control Act. [See Section 121 (a).] We are concerned because the releases of such substances, including lead, perchlorate, RDX, DNT, etc., have been widely released into the environment, posing serious risks to both human health and the natural environment.
For example, in June 2012 the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry concluded, "Lead shot and fragments found on the Tyndall Elementary School grounds [in Florida] presented an urgent public health hazard to children who may have ingested the lead shot." Furthermore, millions of Americans are exposed to perchlorate from military rockets and fireworks at levels likely to harm newborns and young children.
We urge that Congress not enact such legislation without first carefully evaluating its implications and offering people concerned about the release of such toxic substances the opportunity to comment.
Signed (in alphabetical order), John G. Buddy Andrade Old Bedford Village Development New Bedford, MA Scott Barker Delaware, OH Herb Bernstein Institute for Science & Interdisciplinary Studies Amherst, MA William Berry Community Co-Chair Moffett Restoration Advisory Board, CA Dvija Michael Bertish Rosemere Neighborhood Association Vancouver WA John Blair Valley Watch Evansville, IN Monica Davis Imani Advocates Evansville, IN Ken and Regina Deschere Ithaca South Hill Industrial Pollution Ithaca, NY Joseph A. Gardella, Jr. John and Frances Larkin Professor of Chemistry University at Buffalo, SUNY Debra Hall Hopewell Junction Citizens for Clean Water Hopewell Junction, NY Cory Harden Hilo, HI Richard Hill Save the Valley Madison, IN Sandra Jaquith Site Specific Advisory Board of the Rocky Mountain Arsenal, Member Denver, CO Barry Kissin Fort Detrick Restoration Advisory Board Member Frederick, MD Jean E. Mannhaupt Park Ridge Home Owners Association Manorville, NY Lirio Márquez D'Acunti Vieques Conservation and Historical Trust Vieques, PR Colleen McNamara Vieques Restoration Advisory Board Member Vieques, PR Bob Moss Moffett Field Restoration Advisory Board Member Palo Alto, CA Dave Ness, Jr. Stillwater, MN Dave Ogren CTS Citizens Monitoring Council Asheville, NC Bruce Oldfield Hillcrest Environmental Action Team Binghamton NY Steven B. Pollack Blue Eco Legal Council Highland Park, IL Lisa Riggiola Citizens For A Clean Pompton Lakes Pompton Lakes, NJ Edwin Riveira Hands Across the River Coalition New Bedford, MA Lenny Siegel Center for Public Environmental Oversight Mountain View, CA Kent Slowinski Environmental Health Group Washington, DC Andria Ventura Clean Water Action San Francisco, CA Paul F. Walker Global Green USA Washington DC Christina Walsh cleanuprocketdyne.org Chatsworth, CA Martha Walters ARC Ecology San Francisco, CA Laura Ward FOCUS Tallevast, FL Wanda Washington FOCUS Tallevast, FL Andrew Williams Watertown , NY Center for Biological Diversity Tucson, AZ _______________________________________________ Military mailing list Military@lists.cpeo.org http://lists.cpeo.org/listinfo.cgi/military-cpeo.org
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