07 Apr '11, 7pm

Republican leadership pushes country toward a government shutdown by demanding anti-environment policy riders.

WASHINGTON (April 7, 2011) – Republican leadership is pushing the country toward a government shutdown by demanding anti-environment policy “riders” be attached to a government funding bill. The following is a statement from Scott Slesinger, legislative director at the Natural Resources Defense Council: “In its zeal to appease Big Polluters and campaign donors by allowing unlimited carbon pollution or other attempts to cripple the Environmental Protection Agency’s ability to protect public health, the House Republican leadership now is taking its ideological fight to a new level. It’s threatening to shut down our entire government just to get its way. “By attaching irrelevant anti-environmental riders to a spending bill that must pass to keep the government operating beyond Friday night, these politicians are showing they’re willing to hold the country hostage just to adva...

Full article: http://www.nrdc.org/media/2011/110407.asp

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