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Environmental groups push EPA to ban lead ammo

A group of 100 environmental organizations has petitioned the Environmental Protection Agency to regulate lead in ammunition as a toxic substance.

The groups argue that more than 75 species, including the California condor and bald eagle, are harmed when they feed on the carcasses of animals killed by lead bullets and shot. Hunters who eat meat from animals killed with lead ammunition also face a risk of lead poisoning, they say, because tiny fragments of ammunition migrate from the original wound site into more distant tissue. Research has found that lead poisoning can cripple motor coordination and cause digestive problems, blindness and death.


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About Bakersfield California

The city of Bakersfield was founded in 1869 and was named in honor of Colonel Thomas Baker. Bakersfield is located in Kern County, California, covers an area of 140.53 square miles and has a population of about 334 000 people.

Bakersfield
is bordered by the
Tehachapi Mountains, the San Andreas Fault, the Temblor Range and the Sequoia National Forest. Bakersfield has a semi-arid dry steppe climate, winters are cool and brief while summers are long, dry and hot; it is in fact one of the sunniest cities in the United States.

Bakersfield Hotels warmly recommends you to visit the
Camelot Park, the Monster Mini Golf, Murray's Family Farm and the Super Kart Racing. You may also try the Valley Rose Golf Course, the Sycamore Canyon Golf Course, the North Kern Golf Course or the Kern River Golf Course. Whatever you may choose to do, Bakersfield Hotels makes you a promise: you will not regret coming to Bakersfield.

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