The government has the money we need to replace America’s dangerous old water pipes. We’re spending that money on weapons of war that we hope to never use – nuclear weapons that, if unleashed, would kill hundreds of millions of civilians.
National Forests are public land, and hunting on them is a privilege, not a right. When hunters go into National Forests to kill the animals they find there, the least we can do is to require them to use ammunition that doesn’t spread toxins into the ecosystem, killing wildlife that the hunters weren’t even aiming at.
Release of mercury and other toxic heavy metals, such as lead, increased from 2006 to 2007. The increase of lead was, as with mercury, due to mining.