Thursday, March 2, 2017
House Republicans introduce a bill to terminate the EPA
In a move that shouldn't surprise anyone but should alarm everyone, House Republican Matt Gaetz (Florida) along with co-sponsors Thomas Massey (Kentucky), Steve Palazzo (Mississippi) and Barry Loudermilk (Georgia) has introduced a bill H.R. 861 to terminate the Environmental Protection Agency. The bill was introduced on February 3 and referred to the Subcommittee on the Environment February 10.
The Subcommittee on the Environment is lead by Lamar Smith (Texas) who is an outspoken climate-denier and brought a lawsuit against NOAA, claiming they were falsifying data to spread an alarmist agenda. An independent study proved that NOAA did NOT fudge their data. Global warming is real, folks!
The Subcommittee doesn't even have it listed on their front page, but it doesn't look like the page has been updated since September 2016.
But Republicans don't get it. Why terminate the EPA? What justification is there for exposing millions of Americans to pollutants when we've worked so hard to get clean water, clean air, etc. I sent a tweet to Jim Inhofe, asking him where his snowball this past month but haven't received a response.
So Trumpsters, how do you justify this one?