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Old 09-10-2010, 07:44 PM
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Default Re: Sportfishing Industry Asks EPA to Dismiss Petition to Ban Lead in Tackle

Originally Posted by Editor View Post
What do you think about this topic? Should lead be banned and other materials be found instead? In the UK we now use Tungsten amongst others for example.
I have seen this topic URGENTLY posted on boards like it is an attack on fishermen. People complaining about the cost that it will bring.

What about cost to farmers that get less water due to the needs of salmon and steelhead? My point is not that farmers should get all the water they want, their financial end result being optimal over the wildlife. In fact I am sickened how a decent amount of water from the delta that is threatening fish with extinction only goes to multimillion dollar corporations WHO GET THE WATER AT A DISCOUNT (FROM THE TAXPAYERS) THEN RESELL IT TO THE TAXPAYER AT A GOOD PROFIT!!

Looking at other boards where this topic is posted as a urgent notice to fisherman to attack it, the exact harm of lead in our waters is never mentioned. I never see a post saying "look, the science <source> says that lead does not pose a danger", only "it is going to increase our costs X%."

Seems kind of hypocritical to me.
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