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Review of Mercury Pollution's Impacts to Public Health and the Environment, Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Clean Air and Nuclear Safety of the Committee on Environment and Public Works, United States Senate, One Hundred Twelfth Congress, Second Session, April 17, 2012   [open pdf - 4MB]

This is the April 17, 2012 hearing on "Review of Mercury Pollution's Impacts to Public Health and the Environment" held before the Senate Subcommittee on Clean Air and Nuclear Safety of the Committee on Environment and Public Works. From the opening statement of Thomas R. Carper: "Today's Subcommittee hearing is focused, as we know, on mercury pollution and its impact on public health and on the environment. The colleagues will have 5 minutes for their opening statement, and I will then recognize our panel of witnesses. Each witness will have 5 minutes for their opening statement. Following the panel's statements, each Senator will have 5 minutes for questions. We may have a second round of questions if we have time. At 11 o'clock this morning there is going to be a vote, and the vote will be on whether to proceed to take up postal reform legislation, something that a few of us on this Committee have worked on long and hard. And so, we have got two things coming together at once and somehow we will figure out how to get it all done. Let me just say that I believe that is possible to have a clean environment and a strong economy. When I ran for Governor in Delaware in 1992, believe it or not the question I received most often was what is it going to be--are we going to recession, people would say, if you are elected Governor, is it going to be the economy or the environment, and I, my response, I would just say both. We do not have to make that choice; we can do both. And subsequently we made great gains in our State both in a cleaner environment and in terms of job creation." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Jerome A. Paulson, Brenda Archambo, Susan Dudley, Jeffrey R. Holmstead, and Charles T. Driscoll.

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S. Hrg. 112-966; Senate Hearing 112-966
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2017
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