The US Epa recently decided not to revisit rules on ozone, even though new information was availible. The reason? Because it would be too costly to industry in these bad economic times.
Now this is typical of the US EPA, but this attitude then does tricle down to the state and local level. Even in Stamford, the well water ordinace is being considered in not just a health light..."Pavia said he has received the ordinance but hasn't looked at it yet. He said he wants to find out more about the cost and staffing implications associated with the legislation before signing it.
This from the Stamford Advocate...
Read more: http://www.stamfordadvocate.com/news/article/Water-testing-ordinance-goes-before-mayor-for-2168944.php#ixzz1Y4K2JPyL
Of course this means that things have gotten down to money, not just health...it shold not be this way.