|From:||Lenny Siegel <email@example.com>|
|Date:||Thu, 8 Sep 2016 12:12:16 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] PERCHLORATE: "Rocket Fuel and the Not-So-Safe Drinking Water Act"|
Rocket Fuel and the Not-So-Safe Drinking Water Act By Alex Formuzis and Olga Naidenko Environmental Working Group September 7, 2016 In a remarkable moment of courtroom candor, an attorney representing the Environmental Protection Agency admitted last week the EPA "blew it" in botched efforts to regulate a hazardous chemical in the drinking water of up to 17 million Americans. The attorney, Emily Elizabeth Bretz of the U.S. Attorney's office for New York state, was responding to a lawsuit filed by the Natural Resources Defense Council over the EPA's failure to set a legal tap water limit for perchlorate, a component of rocket fuel linked to impaired fetal and infant brain development and altered thyroid hormones in women. The EPA first announced plans to regulate perchlorate in February 2011. Under the 1996 amendments to the Safe Drinking Water Act, the agency had two years to propose regulations and another 18 months to finalize them. ... For the entire article, see http://www.ewg.org/enviroblog/2016/09/rocket-fuel-and-not-so-safe-drinking-water-act -- 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/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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