Republican measure would limit EPA’s ability to protect air quality and curb greenhouse gases
By Bob Berwyn
SUMMIT COUNTY — When it comes to climate change, who are you going to believe — Republican politicians who rely heavily on campaign contributions from the fossil fuel industry, or a group of scientists focused on ethics and science-based policy?
Since the scientists don’t really stand to gain or lose, at least financially, from decisions made in Congress, it stands to reason that they might be slightly more credible, and their reaction to a House subcommittee approval of a bill that would block the EPA’s ability to regulate greenhouse gases speaks volumes. (more…)
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