There are plenty of opportunities to go to a fish fry on Fridays during this Lenten season, but an environmental group is holding a fish fry Wednesday that’s billed as being “For Men Only.” Tarah Heinzen of the Sierra Club says the fish fry is really a forum to speak out against the Bush administration’s mercury proposals. She says they want to show that those proposals would make it unsafe for women and children to eat fish. She says the administration’s proposal ignores E-P-A research showing that we could reduce mercury emissions from coal plants by 90-percent by 2008. She says the administration proposes only a 30-percent reduction and would let plants swap emission credits rather than improve their technology.Heinzen says, despite the billing, women will be welcome too. She says women and children are welcome and they’ll have mercury-free food for them. Heinzen says everyone is welcome. She says the cost is free, and you should come ready to learn. The “Men Only” fish fry is at five o’clock Wednesday at Our Lady’s Immaculate Heart church in Ankeny.
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