Wednesday, July 14, 2010
Glad to See the California Legislature Focusing on the Important Things
Apparently, serpentine, the California State Rock, is suffering under allegations of collusion with asbestos in a string of asbestos related diseases throughout the US. In recognition of this, a bill has been proposed by a California Assemblywoman that would formally recognize "known health effects" of the rock and strip it of its official post as state rock, potentially threatening litigation against its lucrative position sitting in museums, private land, and other sites, as well as its sideline as a component in jewelry. Geologists are rallying to serpentine's defense claiming that the allegations are unjustified and that serpentine is being unfairly demonized.