Environmental Groups Criticize Efforts to Block EPA Update of Clean Air Act
During a national media conference call, the National Resources Defense Council and Health Care Without Harm said not updating the Clean Air Act would put millions in danger of carbon pollution, especially those suffering from asthma.
Twenty of the 123 representatives on the group's list are from Texas, including U.S. Rep. Louie Gohmert of Tyler and Lufkin.
In a press release, the NRDC showed Gohmert as sponsoring or cosponsoring H.R. 97, which would permanently block EPA from limiting carbon pollution, and H.R. 153, which would prohibit EPA from developing or enforcing standards to limit carbon pollution.
The groups lamented that by certain acts of legislation, these congressional leaders put politics above the health of the American people.
Gohmert says regulation of greenhouse gases isn’t about carbon emissions. He says it's about “the federal government’s attempt to control everything.”