U.S. Administration Seeking U.S. Exemption from Montreal Protocol
- Another environmental insult from "the powers that be".
US Wants to Continue Using Ozone Depleting Substance
In another brazen display of contempt for international treaties, the
US administration is seeking exemption for certain uses of methyl
bromide an ozone depleting substance (ODS) to be phased out by
industrialised countries under the 1987 Montreal Protocol. The US is
the largest consumer of methyl bromide, widely used as a fumigant.
It wants to be allowed to continue using the ODS in food processing,
commodity storage, transplant trays used in certain greenhouse
production systems, and for cultivation of forest seedlings, orchard
seedlings, turf and sod, and some vegetables.
"This attack on the ozone layer will put more people at risk of
cancer. It would also punish responsible growers who have... adopted
safer alternatives," lamented David Doniger, policy director, Climate
Center of the Natural Resources Defense Council, a non-profit
organisation of scientists. The administration has asked for
exemptions totalling 39 percent of the production level in 1991
(baseline year). The outer limit set by the protocol is 30 per cent.
The US plea will be considered in a meeting in November 2003.
Source: Down to Earth, 31 August 2003
- Well, that's the US administration fo you Mike. By seeing how things
are going I wonder if it cares for people's life? As for myself, I'm
pretty well disgusted.
It's going against all logic and the purpose of the US EPA.
- President G.W. (the Global Warmer) Bush has even changed the name of the
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency now.
EPA now stands for "Environmental Pollution Allowed" [Inc.]
I'm PDT (Pretty Disgusted, Too)
On Wed, 03 Sep 2003 20:31:36 -0000 "Steve" <esdol@...> writes:
> Well, that's the US administration fo you Mike. By seeing how things________________________________________________________________
> are going I wonder if it cares for people's life? As for myself, I'm
> pretty well disgusted.
> It's going against all logic and the purpose of the US EPA.
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