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REPORT: 112th House of Representatives the most anti-environment in history

29 Jul 2011  |   Emma Brown

Tags: Congress, General Environment, House

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:

  • 20 votes designed to block action on climate change
  • 28 votes to prevent adequate air and pollution standards
  • 27 votes that undermine public land and coastal areas protections
  • 22 votes to defund or repeal clean energy policies

 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.

View the full report.

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