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"Congress, We Have A Problem"

"Congress, We Have A Problem"

Earth Day 1996
Monday, April 1, 1996

Earth Day would become an annual environmental autopsy if legislation proposed and voted on in the 104th Congress actually became law. Drawing on computer databases and new research, the Environmental Working Group analyzed 12 major pieces of anti-environmental legislation, and found that congressional plans would increase contamination of tap water, cause significantly more pollution of lakes, streams and beaches, accelerate extinction of rare animals and plants, and permit the addition of more carcinogenic pesticides in food.