21 Sep '12, 11pm

House passes terrible ‘Stop the War on Coal’ bill before heading to recess

We haven’t yet mentioned the “Stop the War on Coal Act” in these humble pages, for four reasons. First, there is not a “war on coal,” though the world would be a better place if there were. Second, the legislation is basically an attempt to troll advocates for the environment, so to Hell with that. Third, it’s not going to pass the Senate, and even if it did, Obama wouldn’t sign it, and even if it did and Obama lost and it came before Romney, he wouldn’t sign it. Fourth, it’s so deeply, cynically political that it’s embarrassing. This bill is loaded with exceptionally shitty nonsense . Kate Sheppard has a good write-up at Mother Jones . (They’ve had a good week.) She explains that the bill … … would take away the power to regulate a lot of things — mountaintop-removal coal mining, greenhouse gas emissions, coal ash disposal, mercury and air toxins. … It’s just all kinds of...

Full article: http://grist.org/news/house-passes-terrible-stop-the-war-...

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