Republicans have written a bill that “amends the Clear Air Act to state that greenhouse gases are not ‘air pollutants,’ and, therefore, cannot be regulated by the Environmental Protection Agency,” according to OpenCongress.org.
Called Energy Tax Prevention Act of 2011. Bill is sponsored by Frederick Upton R – Michigan. They even put the phrase “tax prevention” in the title, even though the bill has nothing to do with taxes.
Why the bill? In a recent hearing, the Republicans cited doubts about climate change science. Really?
Clearly these politicians are in the pockets of the fossil fuel industry, which wants to pollute and to discourage clean energy development. Either that or these people really are ignorant enough to doubt mounds of scientific consensus.
There are 34 other bill sponsors, list here. These two talked about their doubts about climate science in the hearing: Morgan Griffith, R – VA, Cory Gardner, R -- CO.
When someone asks who ruined the future, look no farther.
Source: New York Times, March 10, 2011.