Article published September 22, 2005
Only Nelson got it right on mercury rule
We applaud Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Melbourne, for voting last week to protect the health of women and children from toxic mercury pollution.
By rejecting the Bush administration's harmful mercury pollution rule, he put the health of 35 million Americans, including more than 3 million children who live near mercury-emitting power plants, ahead of corporate polluters.
Unfortunately, Sen. Mel Martinez, R-Orlando, sided with utility industry special interests and voted for the administration's mercury plan.
Floridians and all Americans deserve strong clean air standards for dangerous mercury pollution.
We commend Nelson for standing up for his constituents.
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