Friday, April 22, 2016

Republicans hate the environment

See this article. Some facts to back up the claim:

"Late last year, the House voted to kill the EPA’s Clean Power Plan, which seeks to limit carbon emissions from the electricity sector, even though a solid majority of American voters want to limit greenhouse gas emissions. (The effort failed). Two-thirds of the public wants more solar and wind power, but the House has repeatedly tried to kill programs that support those technologies."

"Under current House leadership, 'there has been no hope or possibility of making positive progress through legislation on virtually any environmental issue,' David Goldston, director of government affairs for the Natural Resources Defense Council Action Fund, told ThinkProgress. 'They’ve tried to block pretty much every environmental initiative of the Obama administration, including all action on climate change,' he said. 'All action to limit pollution from [power] plants, action to protect wetlands and streams under the Clean Water Act, actions to reduce smog — and that’s just a tiny sample.' The House has repeatedly voted against environmental measures.”

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