03 Sep '11, 10pm

Congress is in the middle of one of the worst assaults on the environment and public health in recent history.

Congress is in the middle of one of the worst assaults on the environment and public health in recent history.

Congress is in the middle of one of the worst assaults on the environment and public health in recent history. Not that you would know it, based on how little coverage these attacks receive in your local newspaper or on the TV news. Here are two examples of particularly egregious legislation you might have missed: ■ H.R. 2018, which already passed the House, would allow states to sidestep federal Clean Water Act pollution standards like those that brought Lake Erie's dead zones back to life and kept Ohio's Cuyahoga River from catching fire again. ■ H.R. 2401, the so-called TRAIN Act, would practically gut the Clean Air Act. The pending legislation would delay Environmental Protection Agency air-quality standards that would prevent tens of thousands of premature deaths as well as hundreds of thousands of asthma attacks every year. It would create yet another government comm...

Full article: http://www.onearth.org/article/congresss-sneak-attack

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