Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Common Dreams: Utah doctors join law suit against Rio Tinto

SALT LAKE CITY -- Rio Tinto's Bingham Canyon mine is a large contributor to Salt Lake City's air pollution. (Forbes Magazine rates Salt Lake City's air quality as the ninth most toxic city in the country.)

Dr. Brian Moench, President of Utah Physicians for a Healthy Environment and a member of the Union of Concerned Scientists, authors a worthwhile article, posted this morning by mega site CommonDreams.

The article states: "Taking inspiration from the Occupy Movement, last week a group of doctors and environmental groups in Salt Lake City, Utah, announced a law suit against the third largest mining corporation in the world, Rio Tinto, for violating the Clean Air Act in Utah. This is likely the first time ever that physicians have sued industry for harming public health."

Click here to read the article.

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