The 112th session of the U.S. House of Representatives is the most anti-environment in American history, a report released from the offices of Rep. Henry Waxman and Rep. Edward Markey Friday revealed. In 2011 alone, the House has taken over 110 anti-environment votes.
“This is the most anti-environment House of Representatives in history,” said Rep. Waxman, Ranking Democratic Member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee. “The new Republican majority seems intent on restoring the robber-baron era where there were no controls on pollution from power plants, oil refineries, and factories.”
Anti-environment votes this year so far include:
Forty-two of those votes targeted the Environmental Protection Agency, 24 were directed at the Department of Energy, and 20 votes targeted the Interior Department.