Tagged: Mercury and Air Toxics Standards
BAD NEWS: Trump’s EPA — under the leadership of Andrew Wheeler — has hit its lowest, in its radical agenda to destroy protections against pollution.
GOOD NEWS: Youth climate activism is growing. Example: Swedish 15-year-old Greta Thunberg.
Inhofe has established a unique niche in the environmental space by being the sole senator to oppose the Everglades restoration, and for his quote calling the EPA a “Gestapo bureaucracy.”
It seems that despite whatever advancements the Environmental Protection Agency makes to keep the air clean and the public’s health safe, there will always be those calling for a “do-over.”
Despite testimony from a slew of health officials and organizations such as the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Lung Association, pushback has continued based on the premise that regulations are an economy killer, or that the supply of electricity is at stake.
“None of our environmental laws are immune from attack in this Congress.”
Under Rick Perry’s tenure, Texas became far and away the nation’s largest CO2 emitter. If it were its own country—as Mr. Perry has advocated in the past—it would be the 8th biggest polluter in the world.
McCarthy went head to head with Barrasso when he pushed the cost/benefit analysis argument. Her answer was a terse, “We actually put a value on human life.”
Right now, our country is at a turning point on many issues. One of these is the matter of whether we get clean air.