29 Aug '11, 7pm

House GOP wants to gut 10 major laws to help business - 7 are environmental laws protecting public health. No thanks.

American people reject agenda by large majorities Today, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor declared war on regulations that he and his Tea Party backers do not like. Of the ten proposed rollbacks, seven are environmental. Regulations declared “harmful” by Cantor include rules to reduce pollution from power plants, industrial boilers, cement plants, coal ash, ozone, particulate matter and greenhouse gases. Delaying or cancelling these new pollution standards will seriously impact public health and shorten the lives of thousands, if not millions, of Americans due to pollution related illness. Luckily, the American people soundly reject Cantor’s attacks on the Environmental Protection Agency. In February, a poll found that 77 percent of Americans (including 61 percent of Republicans) support the notion that "Congress should let the EPA do its job." A new poll by AP-GfK (condu...

Full article: http://earthjustice.org/blog/2011-august/anti-environment...

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