Statement of Senator Feinstein Regarding EPA’s Failure to Issue a Drinking-Water Safety Standard for Perchlorate
Sep 22 2008
Washington, DC – U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) today issued the following statement in response to the decision of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to not issue a drinking-water safety standard for perchlorate, a toxic chemical used to produce rocket fuel.
“The failure of EPA to issue a drinking water standard on perchlorate is, candidly, mind-boggling.
There is no question that science indicates that perchlorate is harmful, particularly to the health of infants and pregnant women. So, to have a governmental entity like the EPA refuse to issue a safety standard is simply unconscionable.
Bottom line: to have the White House interfere with a scientific decision simply indicates to me that the time has come for real change.”