Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Environmental activism

There is an article in the Plain Dealer about Luxembourg- ArcelorMittal SA, the world's largest steel maker, which has operations in Cleveland. Liz Ilg, an activist at Ohio Citizen Action, said the steel maker has refused to respond to concerns flagged by local people near the Cleveland plant it bought in 2005 - including letters from more than 526 doctors and nurses detailing health problems linked to air pollution. Chief Financial Officer Aditya Mittal praised its U.S. steel operations, saying ArcelorMittal won an Environmental Protection Agency gold medal this year, "so clearly we are doing something right." (It's not like the EPA under the Bush Administration has functioned as anything other than a corporate consulting agency.) Kudos to Ohio Citizen Action for their activist role.

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