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Top 10 American vacation spots House bill could ruin

Top 10 American vacation spots House bill could ruin

Cross-posted from Climate Progress . This post was coauthored by Arpita Bhattacharyya , special assistant to distinguished senior fellow Carol Browner at the Center for American Progress . Checking pollution advisories could become a vital part of your pre-travel planning, along with checking the weather and stopping the mail, if the House of Representatives votes for more than 40 pollution provisions this week. Simply put, the House could put future vacations at risk in order to keep Big Oil and coal interests happy. It plans to vote on the Interior Environment FY 2012 Appropriations bill, H.R. 2584, which is chock full of provisions that would prolong pollution of the air, water, oceans, and lands of your favorite vacation destinations. Any one of these special interest provisions in H.R. 2584 is enough to wreck a vacation -- from the Grand Canyon to the Great Lakes and ...

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