Who’s watching out for the environment? Apparently, not our elected officials. Courtesy of Environmental Defense Action Fund, last year saw the following assaults on the environment:
The U.S. House of Representatives voted seven times to dismantle the Clean Air Act…
There were 28 votes to weaken the Clean Water Act….
The House voted 191 times on bills or amendments to undermine pour health and environmental standards….
There were 84 votes to block actionstaht prevent pollution, and 114 votes targeting the EPA (the only federal agency that can take action on global warming).
Last year alone, Congress accepted over $40 million from the power industry lobby, and 22% of all votes taken in the House last year were to undermine environmental protections, roll back environmental laws and endanger public healthy.
Guess the lobbyists got their money’s worth.
Guess we have to do more.
Go to the link above. If you can, make a donation. If you can’t, or if you do, contact your legislators, and let them know that this year, you’re watching them.