US Senator Obama Starts Crusade Against Lead Paint

The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) was required by a 1992 law to issue regulations on lead paint before 1996. It is now almost 10 years after the original deadline and 14 years after the law, and nothing has been done. "I find it unbelievable that the EPA would continue to drag its feet despite the fact that their own analysis found that these rules could prevent 28,000 lead-related illnesses each year." Senator Obama from Illinois (the state with the highest rate of childhood lead poisoning in the country) has said that he would block all future EPA nominees until the agency issues the regulations on lead paint. ::Sen. Obama takes a stand on lead paint regulations, ::Democrat Says He Will Block EPA Nominees