13 Oct '11, 8pm

How Fox News, the GOP, and Big Polluters Teamed Up to Attack the EPA (Video)

Here's Media Matters , detailing how the political trend of bashing the EPA and 'regulatory overreach' was developed: GOP Launched Anti-EPA Offensive After 2010 Midterm Elections . National Journal reported on Republicans' decision to target EPA regulations after the midterm elections: Once they determined to fight the new rules, coal companies banded together with the Republican Party to strategize, and the 2010 midterm elections offered the perfect battleground. The companies invested heavily in campaigns to elect tea party candidates crusading against the role of Big Government. Industry groups (like the U.S. Chamber of Commerce), tea party groups with deep ties to polluters (like Americans for Prosperity), and so-called super PACs (like Karl Rove's American Crossroads) spent record amounts to help elect the new House Republican majority. The House freshmen, the influen...

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