Have you wondered lately if Republican leadership might be changing, becoming more representative as a political organization? Do you think that a GOP led Congress can be trusted or that the future of America or the world that lies ahead is surely going to be a better place to raise a family under a more ‘conservative’ government?
Before you make a final decision:
Enter H.R. 1422, which the US House of Representatives passed this week, 229-191. The bill is being framed as a play for transparency: Rep. Michael Burgess, R-Texas, argued that the board’s current structure (that body that advises the EPA) is problematic because it “excludes industry experts, but not officials for environmental advocacy groups.” The inclusion of industry experts, he said, would right this injustice. In case that wasn’t clear: experts would be forbidden from sharing their expertise in the area of their own research. Academic scientists who know the most about a subject can’t weigh in, but experts paid by corporations who want to block regulations can.
House Republicans just passed a bill forbidding scientists from advising the EPA on their own research
by Lindsay Abrams
Consider that the XL Pipeline if approved would be constructed on the world’s third largest fresh water aquifer; that Canada is destroying (creating a toxic wasteland) with an area the size of the State of Florida. Do we really need to stick our heads in these dirty tar sands as well?
Say No to Tar Sands Projects: No To XL Pipeline