08 Apr '11, 4pm

Battle Over Clean Air Act Behind Looming Government Shutdown

And that's pretty much the gist of what we're seeing here: Essentially, the GOP is putting the very functionality of the American government at risk in order to fight to protect the interests of the nation's largest polluters. And they'll certainly be rewarded with stuff like campaign financing, political support, and fancy cigars. Never mind that the Clean Air Act is designed to protect the health of the American public , or that the EPA is now among our nation's last means of significantly addressing climate change (which, surprise!, scientists are still say is man-caused and must be addressed), or that the vast -- seriously, vast -- majority of Americans want Congress to leave the EPA alone.

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/files/2011/04/clean-air-act-loo...

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