Chairman Upton's Bill to Handcuff the EPA
Make no mistake about it, this is a dark day for the planet. A bill that will take away the EPA's ability to regulate greenhosue gas emissons sailed through Chairman Fred Upton's Energy and Commerce committee.
Here's what some House members in opposition to the bill had to say:
The bill "codifies science denial," said Rep. Henry Waxman (D., Calif.), the ranking Democrat on the House energy committee.
Rep. Edward Markey (D., Mass.) criticized the bill for blocking the EPA from developing greenhouse-gas standards for model-year 2017-2025 cars and light trucks, as well as boats, trains and airplanes.
It looks as if we will have to wait and see what the White House's next move will be.