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Yellowstone County Commissioner Jim Reno recently blasted Missoula County Commissioners for climbing on board the anti-business band wagon, by falling in with environmental pressure groups, to sue the state for allowing the mega loads of equipment to travel to refineries. Following the publishing of a “letter to the editor”, (see below) Mr. Reno was interviewed by the Missoulian. In the article he roundly criticized the unanimous vote of the three Missoula County Commissioners to join with three environmental groups to file an injunction to halt the movement of the loads. Reno should be applauded for taking such a clear and high profile stance, but it underscores the deafening silence of so many others.
Poison? Which Poison?
I must admit to being somewhat puzzled by a recent television commercial chastising Montana Congressman Dennis Rehberg for voting for a measure of some sort that ostensibly increased the risk of exposure to mercury. The only issue I was aware of regarding the threat of mercury is the mandated use of those curly-que light bulbs that have mercury in them and require vacating a room should one break. I didn’t know Rehberg supported this market protection measure for GE, but hopefully he and everyone else who voted for it, will heed the concerns of mercury poisoning and rescind this odious, anti-choice, overreaching of government. Given the serious health hazards of mercury, what ever were they thinking?
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