Heath Shuler deserves our thanks

Environmental laws took a battering in the U.S. House last week as Republicans passed a continuing resolution … packed with provisions to roll back and de-fund a slew of federal rules aimed at controlling climate change and protecting clean air and water.

Along with other provisions in the continuing resolution that passed were ones that would cut $3 billion from the EPA’s overall budget, limit regulations on the toxic emissions from cement kilns, eliminate restrictions on Chesapeake Bay pollution, block restrictions on mountaintop-removal coal mining and cut funding for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s climate service.

Congressman Health Shuler stood up to this extreme legislation, which protects polluters at the expense of the health of our families and our children, by voting against these provisions. He deserves our thanks.

— Ken Brame
Leicester

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  1. Grant Millin

    Nice PR campaign, Andrew! We’re convinced.

    As I’ve said, being a Member of Congress… or any kind of leader today… can’t be a one trick pony show. You have to juggle several things at once.

    Getting it somewhat right on the environmental front—in a legislative body controlled by folks who toss out anything environmental—makes Shuler’s 2011 environmental votes basically useless. Shuler likes to share with the GOP and cut deals. He has his ‘bipartisan’ House of Representatives.

    What kind of deal are Shuler’s average constituents getting?

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