Independent Peer-Review of Scientific, Technical, and Economic Products that Support Agency Decision-Making
Congress has consistently rejected efforts to revise health, safety, and environmental statutes to increase the consideration of economic effects in rulemaking.
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Mercury is a persistent and naturally occurring metal that has provoked substantial concern because methyl mercury (an organic form) accumulates in fish and can cause subtle neurological deficiencies in children who have been exposed to it in the womb.
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Testimony submitted by Randall Lutter and Elizabeth Irwin before the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in September 2002.
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Despite the Senate’s decision to reject Majority Leader Tom Daschle’s proposal for stringent new corporate average fuel economy standards for cars and trucks, new CAFE standards are still hot enough to burn consumers.
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