group of 33 members of Congress signed a letter Tuesday (June
28) to Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice encouraging the
State Department to support the U.S.s efforts to obtain
critical use exemptions (CUEs) for the use of methyl bromide
under the Montreal Protocol.
letter states that the CUE process has departed from
the original fact-based analysis in favor of a more politically-based
analysis that has harmed the U.S. and that if the U.S.
fails to secure the amount of methyl bromide needed by domestic
agriculture, they may be forced to resort to legislative
Signers included Floridas Adam Putnam and Mark Foley.
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