House Passes Sweeping Anti-Environmental Bill As Final Business Before Elections

  • metta

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    Sep 21, 2012 10:07 PM GMT
    House Passes Sweeping Anti-Environmental Bill As Final Business Before Elections

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/09/21/house-republicans-environment_n_1903647.html
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    Sep 21, 2012 10:26 PM GMT
    Disgusting.

    "Republican leaders teed up the Stop The War On Coal Act, H.R. 3409, as their last vote before lawmakers hit the campaign trail full time. It passed 233 to 175, with 19 Democrats joining nearly all House Republicans in voting for it.

    Despite its title, the bill isn't just about the coal industry: it repackages four previously passed House GOP bills, plus adds in another one, aimed at blocking carbon pollution standards. Specifically, the package would eliminate the Environmental Protection Agency's clean car standards, nullify the EPA's mercury and air toxic standards, weaken the Clean Water Act and block efforts to reduce damage from coal mining."