Mercury Levels Rising: Report Release
- Fellow enviros,
For almost two years, we've been gathering hair samples from Greenpeace
supporters across the country. On February 8, we released the results of
our nationwide mercury study,
<http://www.greenpeace.org/usa/news/mercury-report> and the results are
alarming. Over *one in five* women of childbearing age tested above the
limit the Environmental Protection Agency set as safe.
The even more chilling news is that earlier this year in his State of
the Union speech
to Congress, President Bush called for more energy investment in dirty
fossil fuels, including coal, the largest source of mercury pollution in
Tell Congress that America doesn't need more coal and mercury
to be spewed into our environment, our waterways and our bodies. A
healthy, sustainable energy futures begins with increased investments in
clean, renewable energy, not dirty fossil fuels.
~~~~~~~ EnergyResources Moderator Comment ~~~~~~~~
And what investments should we make in clean, renewable energy?
~~~~~ EnergyResources Moderator Tom Robertson ~~~~~~