08 Mar '12, 10pm

Reason Prevails in the Senate on Three Key Environmental Votes

Press contact: Suzanne Struglinski, [email protected], 202-289-2387 If you are not a member of the press, please write to us at [email protected] or see our contact page Reason Prevails in the Senate on Three Key Environmental Votes Lawmakers Reject Expanding Offshore Drilling, Keystone XL Approval and Clean Air Rollbacks WASHINGTON (March 8, 2012) – Reason prevailed today as the Senate rejected three major anti-environmental amendments. Lawmakers defeated efforts to expand offshore oil drilling, roll back Clean Air Act protections on pollution from boilers, and force approval of the dangerous Keystone XL tar sands pipeline. “The Senate chose public health, clean air and clean energy over the polluter agenda pushed by Republican leaders. These are major victories that should clear the way for the transportation bill that should never have been weighed down by these unr...

Full article: http://www.nrdc.org/media/2012/120308.asp

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