Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Too Dirty To Fail? by Lisa Jackson

House Republicans' assault on our environmental laws must be stopped.
October 21, 2011|By Lisa P. Jackson

The Four Corners power plant in New Mexico, which operates 24 hours a day, spews tons of invisible toxic pollutants into the air, including nitrogen oxide, sulfur dioxide, carbon dioxide and mercury, according to studies. (Jerry McBride / The Durango Herald)

Americans must once again stand up for their right to clean air and clean water.

Since the beginning of this year, Republicans in the House have averaged roughly a vote every day the chamber has been in session to undermine the Environmental Protection Agency and our nation's environmental laws. They have picked up the pace recently — just last week they voted to stop the EPA's efforts to limit mercury and other hazardous pollutants from cement plants, boilers and incinerators — and it appears their campaign will continue for the foreseeable future. (CLICK TO CONTINUE READING)

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