01 Aug '11, 5pm

GOP voted against environmental protections 110 times in six months

Reps. Henry Waxman (Calif.) and Edward Markey (Mass.), of the Waxman-Markey climate change bill, have been keeping tabs on Republican votes to undermine environmental legislation. They say that since taking over the majority in January, Republicans have voted 110 times to block or weaken legislation intended to protect the environment. Waxman says of the findings that "the new Republican majority seems intent on restoring the robber-baron era," and Markey compared the GOP agenda to a rifle "pointed right at the heart of America's clean energy future." This is fairly colorful, but the thing is, you don't have to take their word for it -- they have a chart with all the votes! Nothing like solid data to confirm your notion that you should be under the couch crying about the future of the country.

Full article: http://www.grist.org/list/2011-08-01-republicans-voted-ag...

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