New Jersey

Hypocrisy in action: New Jersey township votes to bar natural gas pipeline for imaginary health and environmental concerns. Translation: we re fine with using natural gas fracked from nearby Marcellus shale in PA, but don t transport it near my backyard. They should turn off all those fossil-fuel energy sources, right?
Scientists and physicians from the American Council on Science and Health have urged New Jersey Governor Christine Todd Whitman to vigorously promote community water fluoridation in New Jersey. "Fluoridation remains the safest, most effective, and most economic public-health measure to prevent tooth decay and to improve oral health for a lifetime," says ACSH President Dr. Elizabeth Whelan. Despite overwhelming scientific evidence supporting fluoridation, ignorance and unfounded fears have prevented its adoption in many areas. An astounding 84 percent of New Jersey residents do not receive adequately fluoridated water, while 38 percent of other Americans live in unfluoridated areas.