21 Sep '12, 4pm

In Last Act Before Recess, House Passes Broad Assault on Public Health Protections

Today the most anti-environmental U.S. House of Representatives in history passed a bill, H.R. 3409, that broadly guts many of our basic environmental and public health laws, including the Clean Air Act, the Clean Water Act, the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act, and the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act. The following is a statement from Earthjustice Vice President of Policy and Legislation Marty Hayden: “Instead of offering legislation that would bolster our economy or create jobs for hard-working Americans, our leaders in Congress are pushing a toxic bill that comes at the cost of public health and our most basic and long-held environmental protections. “House leaders seem to think that the only way to put people back to work is to give polluters free rein to poison our water, air and natural resources. Not only does this bill fail to create jobs but it ex...

Full article: http://earthjustice.org/news/press/2012/in-last-act-befor...

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