05 Dec '11, 8pm

GOP Wants to Trade Payroll Tax, Unemployment for Tar Sands Pipeline Approval

The GOP is attempting to attach completely un-related bills to those which would extend the payroll tax cut and unemployment benefits. To get their votes in favor of extending unemployment and the payroll tax cut, they want the tar sands pipeline pushed through and they want additional cuts to pollution regulation by the US EPA. They're targeting EPA air pollution rules that regulate emissions from industrial boilers. And they will attach a bill that strips the President's and State Department's authority to decide on whether the tar sands pipeline goes through. It would force the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to make a decision in 30 days, and substantially restricting FERC's discretion to reject the project in the process.

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