Friday, July 16, 2010

Drop the Rock

Calif may dump 'state rock' that contains asbestos - Yahoo! News: "In 1965, California lawmakers named serpentine the state rock because it symbolized the Gold Rush years and contained a mineral being put to myriad industrial uses.

Nearly half a century later, attitudes toward that mineral — asbestos — have changed, and one state lawmaker wants serpentine stripped of its status."

Hat tip to Doc Quatermass.


Richard R. said...

Yep, the state budget is in crisis, things are spiraling down (noir-like) and this is what they have time for. Gotta love it, I guess.

Anonymous said...

Rediculous. Inappropriate mining of asbestos is the link to cancer, not the natural rock in the ground.