06 Apr '11, 10pm

News: Senate Rejects Attempts To Bail Out Big Polluters at Cost of American Public

Today the Senate rejected four separate amendments seeking to stop EPA from doing its job — protecting the American public from harmful pollution — where climate change pollution is concerned. The amendments were offered on an unrelated small business innovation bill (S.493) by Sens. Rockefeller (S.AMDT.215), McConnell and Inhofe (S.AMDT.183), Baucus (S.AMDT.236), and Stabenow (S.AMDT.265). All of them aimed to block or delay the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) from commonsense limits on the carbon dioxide pollution of the nation’s biggest polluters. In 2007, the Supreme Court ruled that that greenhouse gases are covered by the Clean Air Act, and the EPA is required to regulate them under this Act if found to endanger public health and welfare. The following is a statement by Earthjustice Senior Legislative Representative Sarah Saylor: “Today we saw four separat...

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