Congress Rushes to Judgment on Arsenic in Drinking Water

Washington, DC, July 27, 2001-Today the U.S. House of Representatives voted on an amendment to the appropriations bill to force the Environmental Protection Agency to implement a much stricter arsenic standard for drinking water. The following is a statement by CEI's director or risk and environmental policy about the vote.<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = “urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office” />

“While the Clinton standard was pushed out in a hurry, the Bush Administration had begun a process to promote a standard based on sound science and to ensure that low-income communities are not overwhelmed by a needlessly expensive standard.  It is a shame that members of the House of Representatives don't think the agency should have just a few more months to complete that  process,” said Angela Logomasini.

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