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White House Dirty Work

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The latest victims of White House environmental policies: American newborns.

According to a new study released by the Environmental Working Group (EWG), babies today “enter the world with hundreds of industrial chemicals, solvents and pesticides in their veins.” In fact, newborn babies today have an average of a whopping 200 contaminants in their blood at birth. “The pollutants included mercury, fire retardants, pesticides and the Teflon chemical PFOA. ”

You can point your fingers directly at the current Environmental Protection agency. The allowed a group of eight power plants to submit a “wish list” of changes to weaken existing mercury regulations. In a side-by-side comparison of the rules and the power-plant memo, at least “a dozen paragraphs were lifted, sometimes verbatim, from the industry suggestions.”

Earlier this year, the Government Accountability Office slammed the EPA for succumbing to White House pressure. The EPA was caught playing politics with scientific fact, disregarding evidence in order to “find” the pre-determined industry-friendly results the Bush administration needed to justify its polluter-friendly cap-and-trade plan.

Protecting industry polluters is dirty work. And now American kids are paying the price.

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