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Our Mercurial Government

My latest Science Progress column just went up: It’s about the strong rebuke (PDF) that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit just gave the Bush administration on the subject of mercury pollution. The good news is that the administration’s sham regulatory policy for this dangerous metal has now been blasted by the…

If you’d like to see an impressive example of how politically relevant, non-“balanced” science reporting can be carried out, read this article in the Reno News and Review. It’s a takedown of Congressman Jim Gibbons–now running for Nevada’s governorship–for releasing (along with Rep. Richard Pombo) a report that distorts and twists the science of mercury…