The Adirondack Mountain Club (ADK) last week vowed to vigorously oppose the Bush administration’s efforts to reinstate a federal regulation that would expose state-designated wilderness ecosystems in the Adirondack Park to the ravages of mercury contamination.
In February, a federal appeals court ruled that the Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Air Mercury Rule (CAMR) conflicted with the clear language of the federal Clean Air Act, which requires power plants to install the best technology available to reduce mercury emissions. Now, the administration is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to reverse that decision.
The Bush squad – industry-friendly to the hilt – is trying its damndest to force through all types of anti-fish and wildlife regulations before the Obama team takes over in late January.
Read more about this mercury debacle here.