Saturday, 28 April 2007

The Tide Is Turning

Another example of the White House strategy of advancing its corporate sponsors wishes in the face of scientific opposition, but this time, they didn't get their way.

The effect of Friday's ruling is to extend the virtual ban on U.S. imports of tuna caught by fleets from Mexico and several other nations that encircle dolphins with their nets to catch the tuna that swim beneath the aquatic mammals. Such tuna can be sold in the United States, but U.S. consumers have been largely unwilling to buy tuna that lacks the dolphin-safe label.
Has their been a policy advanced in the past six years where the good of the people has been considered over the wishes of industry?

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