Letter on second-hand smoke failed to not update any nuances to court decision | SummitDaily.com

Letter on second-hand smoke failed to not update any nuances to court decision

This letter is in response to Mark Colucci’s letter regarding the Environmental Protection Agency’s report on second-hand smoke. 

Mr. Colucci correctly points out that the EPA’s report was “vacated” by a federal court in 1998.

However, Mr. Colucci neglects to mention some other important developments in this case. First, the case was decided by Judge William L. Osteen, presiding over the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals in – can you guess? – Winston-Salem, N.C. Judge Osteen had a habit of ruling in favor of the region’s most powerful business interest. Rread more at http://www.mediainstitute.org/digest/97spring/


Mr. Colucci also fails to mention that the EPA appealed, and that Judge Osteen’s decision itself was “vacated” on Jan. 10, 2003. 

Read more at http://www.tobacco.neu.edu/PR/Backgrounders/epa_10.htm.

I believe this information might help the residents of Summit County “make an intelligent decision,” as Mr. Colucci implores.

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