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Environmental Groups Go After Rockefeller Over EPA Bill

Earlier today, Sen. Jay Rockefeller (D-W.Va.) introduced legislation to block the EPA from using the Clean Air Act to regulate greenhouse emissions from

Jul 31, 2020
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Earlier today, Sen. Jay Rockefeller (D-W.Va.) introduced legislation to block the EPA from using the Clean Air Act to regulate greenhouse emissions from stationary sources (ie, coal-fired electric plants) for two years. It didn’t take long for environmentalists to blast the bill for protecting big industry above human health.
Here’s David Doniger, for example, policy director of the Natural Resources Defense Council’s Climate Center:
It is not constructive to block the only working law on the books to curb global warming pollution and replace it with nothing. Blocking the Clean Air Act will do nothing to bring Congress closer to passing comprehensive climate and energy legislation. Rather than fighting global warming solutions, we need to focus on cutting carbon pollution in a way that will spur clean energy investment and reduce our dependence on foreign oil.
During a jobs crisis, when the heavy-polluting industries represent jobs in any number of congressional districts, the environmentalists have the distinct disadvantage.
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