16 Dec '11, 6pm

In 2011, Congress Averaged More Than One Anti-Environment Vote a Day

sinksanctity via Flickr /CC BY 2.0 The Most Anti-Environment House of Representatives in the History of Congress? The year of the 112th Congress will always be remembered as a turbulent one: the bitter partisan battles and the debt ceiling standoff that nearly sunk the nation's economy have assured as much. But this was also the year of a historically anti-environmental Congress, thanks primarily to a House of Representatives newly stocked with Tea Party candidates eager to roll back environmental protections and support the fossil fuels industry. In total, the House of Representatives registered a record-breaking 191 anti-environment votes--more than one vote against the environment for every day Congress was in session. A new report , released yesterday by a cadre of Congress's (few) concerned environmental advocates, has analysed and indexed the carnage. The authors of ...

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/economics/2011-congress-average...

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