|From:||Lenny Siegel <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|Date:||Mon, 26 Nov 2012 09:46:33 -0800 (PST)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] MUNITIONS: "Outdoors bill angers some environmentalists"|
Outdoors bill angers some environmentalists By Juliet Eilperin, Washington Post November 25, 2012Making life better for fish and wildlife and the people who hunt them lies at the heart of the Sportsmen's Act of 2012, the bill that covers everything from habitat conservation to transporting bows through national parks, which is likely to be approved by the Senate on Monday.
But though the bill enjoys broad, bipartisan support, some environmentalists are not happy with it. The bill ensures that lead can continue to be used in ammunition, which they say poisons some wildlife, and it specifically says that the Environmental Protection Agency cannot regulate components "used in shot, bullets and other projectiles," such as bullets and fishing tackle.
The wording aimed at the EPA is so broad that opponents of the bill say it could block the agency from regulating, for example, perchlorate, a component of explosives and rocket fuel that has been linked to thyroid problems in children and pregnant women and has been found in drinking water in 35 states.
... For the entire article, seehttp://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/outdoors-bill- angers-some-environmental-groups/2012/11/25/ecddb32c-33e8-11e2-bfd5- e202b6d7b501_story.html
See also http://www.biologicaldiversity.org/news/press_releases/2012/ lead-11-26-2012.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 <email@example.com> http://www.cpeo.org _______________________________________________ Military mailing list Military@lists.cpeo.org http://lists.cpeo.org/listinfo.cgi/military-cpeo.org
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