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Greenpeace’s Policies That Would Kill
Few environmentalists support policies that would spread disease, suffering and death. Few environmentalists still belong to Greenpeace.

In discussing why he left the organization he co-founded, Patrick Moore, who served as President of Greenpeace Canada and a Director of Greenpeace International and has a Ph.D. in ecology explained that "none of my fellow directors had any formal science education. They were either political activists or environmental entrepreneurs. Ultimately, a trend toward abandoning scientific objectivity in favor of political agendas forced me to leave Greenpeace in 1986."

The decision to leave Greenpeace was based on the group’s support for "a world-wide ban on chlorine. Science shows that adding chlorine to drinking water was the biggest advance in the history of public health, virtually eradicating water-borne diseases such as cholera. ... Simply put, chlorine is essential for our health."

As Dr. Moore explains, "My former colleagues ignored science and supported the ban, forcing my departure. ... We all have a responsibility to be environmental stewards. But that stewardship requires that science, not political agendas, drive our public policy."

Perhaps a preference for politics over science explains why some NGOs still oppose the Data Quality Act.

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