L.A. Weekly environment writer Judith Lewis has a good piece up regarding the recent Greenpeace-initiated mercury test. It begins like this:
When Greenpeace USA released the interim results of its National Mercury Testing Project last week, two ironies jumped out: One is that the same administration that conferred legal rights on the unborn fetus has so far refused to regulate emissions of a toxin known to damage fetal brains in the womb. The other is that while California’s clean-air laws keep coal-fired power plants outside the state’s borders, its residents have not escaped coal’s toxic effects, which drift to us all the way from China. You might say the tuna have come home to roost.