WASHINGTON — The government wants to stop forcing companies to report small releases of toxic pollutants and allow them to submit reports on their pollution less frequently.
Saying it wants to ease its regulatory burden on companies, the Environmental Protection Agency yesterday proposed adopting a ”short form” that would excuse companies from disclosing spills and other releases of toxic substances if:
They say they release fewer than 5,000 pounds of a specific chemical. The current limit is 500 pounds.
[. . .] EPA said it also plans to ask Congress for permission to require the accounting every other year instead of annually. [emphasis added]
Just like what we have learned about FEMA, the EPA is probably staffed entirely with Republican Party campaign hacks who are pocketing money from companies seeking breaks.
Do any of the readers have children or care about your own health? Then you HAVE TO get involved in getting these people out of office!!