WonkLine: November 10, 2010

Posted by Wonk Room Wed, 10 Nov 2010 15:17:00 GMT

From the Wonk Room.

“Global warming may be making pesticide residues, heavy metals and household chemicals more dangerous to fish, wildlife and, ultimately, humans,” scientists warn.

“We have to make it clear that the ice sheets are not Republicans or Democrats – they don’t have a political agenda as they disappear,” said Michael Mann.

Michael Bromwich, director of the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement, told the commission investigating the spill Tuesday that “efforts to ensure the safety of offshore drilling operations — including hiring new personnel to scrutinize permits and inspect rigs — could fail without more funding.”

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