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