30 Sep '12, 1am

Stop the War on Health

The House of Representatives approved a bill today that hits the environment and our health squarely in the face while profiting the powerful coal industry. This legislation, the Stop the War on Coal Act, H.R. 3409, groups five bills that put our air and water at risk by overturning critical clean air and safe water standards including preventing the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) from setting standards for greenhouse gas (GHG), standards for automobiles and heavy duty trucks, implementing the Mercury and Air Toxics Standard; and setting federal level standards to govern the management and disposal of coal ash waste. GOP supporters mobilized support for this bill decrying actions taken by the administration to protect the health or our families as job-killers disregarding the fact that protecting our health – all of us, not just some of us—must be at least as import...

Full article: http://switchboard.nrdc.org/blogs/aquintero/stop_the_war_...

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