18 Dec '11, 5pm

House Republicans — 191 Votes Against the Environment in 2011

House Republicans — 191 Votes Against the Environment in 2011

– 27 votes to block action to address climate change , including votes to overturn EPA’s scientific findings that climate change endangers human health and welfare; to block EPA from regulating carbon pollution from power plants, oil refineries, and vehicles; to prevent the United States from participating in international climate negotiations; and even to cut funding for basic climate science.. – 77 votes to undermine Clean Air Act protections , including votes to repeal the health-based standards that are the heart of the Clean Air Act and to block EPA regulation of toxic mercury and other harmful emissions from power plants, incinerators, industrial boilers, cement plants, and mining operations. – 28 votes to undermine Clean Water Act protections , including votes to strip EPA of authority to set water quality standards and enforce limits on industrial discharges; to re...

Full article: http://planetsave.com/2011/12/18/house-republicans-191-vo...

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