Today, Rep. Henry Waxman (D-CA) criticized efforts by House Republican Leadership to prevent the Environmental Protection Agency from implementing key carbon pollution safeguards.
During a speech at the Center for American Progress, Rep. Waxman stated:
"I've never been in a Congress where there was such an overwhelming disconnect between science and policy. Republicans in Congress have become the party of science deniers and that is profoundly dangerous. The gulf between what science tells us and what the governing party in the House believes makes it difficult to find common ground."
Waxman's statements come before the House Energy and Commerce Committee holds a hearing tomorrow on climate science, and plans to undergo markup for Chairman Fred Upton's (R-MI) Energy Tax Prevention Act of 2011, a bill that prohibits the EPA from protecting the air we breathe.