Responsible Mercury-Containing Lamp Use
Letters to Fight Anti-Mercury Lamp Bans
Letters to Fight Anti-Mercury Lamp
The laws that have been adopted or proposed to severely curtail mercury-containing
products, including HMI lamps, may contain a combination of provisions. Almost
all attempt to phase out mercury containing products by introducing a maximum
allowable amount of mercury content, an amount that is reduced in succeeding
years. Some laws also require state or city-specific labeling of lamps, which
creates a manufacturing and distribution nightmare. Some laws also require that
lamp manufacturers provide lamp recycling services -- essentially reverse distribution
of spent lamps back up the distribution chain.
Letters sent to state legislators to argue against these laws
need to be tailored to the specific provisions of the laws. Therefore,
three sample letters are being offered here as models to help anyone
who would like to write in support of blocking, repealing, or modifying
anti-mercury-containing lamp legislation.
letter addresses phase out, special labeling, and manufacturer
letter addresses phase out only.
letter addresses phase out and manufacturer take back.
Of course, the sample letters may be modified by whoever wants
to use them to more accurately address the requirements of specific
legislation or the user's particular interests. All the letters
are in Word 97 format.