Monday, November 15, 2004

Rats

From the LA Times, via Yahoo:

"In the urban warfare against rats, children become casualties, poisoned in greater numbers every year by the pastel pellets scattered like candy around playgrounds, public housing and schools to keep rodents at bay.

The children are victims of the politics of poison control, environmental activists said Saturday, because federal regulators revoked safety measures designed to childproof the millions of pounds of rat poisons applied nationally every year.

In New York Federal District Court on Tuesday, an environmental group in Harlem and the Natural Resources Defense Council in Washington filed suit to reinstate federal controls that reduced the risk to children from rat poisons. The measures were abandoned in 2001 by the Environmental Protection Agency (news - web sites) after it consulted with the chemical companies that manufactured the poisons."

Who to blame here? Well, let's see...since we know that corporations are great citizens who do a valiant job of policing themselves, we can pin it on those friggin' trial lawyers.



2 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

you can blame it on the bossanova-the dance of love

4:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

how about the boy king?

6:38 AM  

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