“It is within our power to exercise intelligent and effective controls designed to significantly cut such environmental risks. A tragedy, unfortunately, has now called upon us to decide on the overall level of commitment we desire for defusing future Love Canals. And it is not forgotten that no one has paid more dearly already than the residents of Love Canal,” said Eckhardt C. Beck, 1978. I oppose House Bill 958 on the grounds that reducing the Environmental Protection Agency is a hazard to our health. If we can’t learn from our past, we are all doomed.