Comment by Jim Campbell, Citizen Journalist, Oath Keeper and Patriot.
Fortunately they are behind on this one as there are alternatives already in place for lead.
What better way to start the day than an incoming blast from our very own G.G.?
As unelected environmental zealots working for the EPA come up with new ways to push their agenda pm the U.S. economy congress stands idly by.
If they were really interested in lead, why not send them to China do get a fix on the lead laden products China ships to our shores?
These pea-brained, warped-minded, moon bat low hanging fruit a/h’s in U.S. government is using every power available to them to reduce this nation to primal state!
Their implementation of Agenda 21 is being foisted on our nation and having devastating effects on our ability to use our own natural resources, affecting jobs and the economy. That is the main purpose it seems of the EPA………tool for the globalists to further destroy economy and ability to self sustain, US population.
EPA needs a good defunding…………..period.
The Arizona Daily Independent
The last standing primary lead smelter (shown) in the United States will be closing in December — thanks to the federal Environmental Protection Agency’s continuing war on American industry.
While environmental militants may cheer the demise of the Doe Run Company smelter in Herculaneum, Missouri, as an ecological “victory,” the plant’s closure will have little-to-no positive environmental impact, while causing significant economic harm.
The potential implications for individual liberty and national security could prove to be even more significant. Meanwhile, Congress continues to permit the EPA to wreak havoc on the American economy, with draconian regulations that have no basis in science and are causing incalculable harm. EPA regulations, for example, are closing hundreds of coal-fired electrical plants and are now targeting natural gas, which has been one of the few bright spots in our national economy, producing (together with unconventional oil production) 1.7 million jobs.
Once Doe Run’s Herculaneum smelter closes there will be no facility left in the United States to process lead ore. A dozen or so secondary smelters will remain to process recycled batteries and other products containing lead, but there is no reason to believe that the EPA’s ever-tightening noose will not eventually order them closed as well.
The Herculaneum smelter, which has operated in the same location since 1892, began its shutdown in 2010, after the company concluded an agreement with the EPA.
Tammy Stankey, a public affairs spokesperson at the Doe Run Company, told The New American that the Herculanaum smelter, which once employed over 300, will continue to employ around 75 workers for some time in non-lead-smelting jobs.
Global Lead Demand Expected to Continue to Rise
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