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Taking on tainted water

May 10, 2008

Re "EPA may decide not to limit toxin," May 7

When the Environmental Protection Agency, charged with the job of protecting our environment for the benefit of the American people, stonewalls on regulating a known toxin in public drinking water, in my mind it is akin to our government saying it's OK to poison Americans.

It's no surprise that Republican Sens. Christopher Bond of Missouri and James Inhofe of Oklahoma, the latter a notorious denier of global-warming science, consider the need for Congress to force the EPA to act as "political interference."

Would they want their own children and grandchildren to drink tainted water? Erin Brockovich, where are you?

Mike Laskavy

Oak Park

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