Will Planet Earth sign a mercury emissions treaty?

February 23, 2009

The Washington Post reports that the Obama administration has embraced the idea of an international treaty to limit mercury emissions.

According to the EPA, the U.S. is only responsible for 3% of manmade mercury emissions — and U.S. emissions are on the decline. Let’s not forget that Mother Nature’s mercury emissions are thought to be on the same order as anthropogenic emissions.

Should we just let the world’s other emitters knock themselves out and leave us and our sovereignty alone?

One Response to “Will Planet Earth sign a mercury emissions treaty?”

  1. ahrendtd Says:

    US and world emissions will probably increase as a reslt of compact flouresant light bulbs that have been mandated.

    Wonder how CFL’s will figure into this treaty??


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