Tuesday, April 5, 2011
What's next? Roll back the Clean Air and Clean Water acts?
A bill that is being quietly backed by the billionaire Koch Bros is getting ready to easily pass in the House.
The bill would preclude the Environmental Protection Agency from regulating greenhouse gas emissions. Koch Industries is a major refining and chemical business and passage of the bill is an obvious gift to this company as it will reduce costs related to having to comply with strict greenhouse gas emissions of which Koch is a big producer.
Score another one for these not-so-secretive billionaires who not only fund the Tea Party, but support the drive for austerity as well as cuts in Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, environmental protection and other causes in their interest and against the interests of the American people.
Here's a list of policy issues the Kochs are involved in:
By the looks of it they own the Republican party and they are intent, it seems, on rolling back the environmental clock. Read what Henry Waxman (D-CA) had to say, here.
So what's next for these two? A repeal of the Clean Air and Clean Water acts? After all, it would be a lot cheaper if their factories just dumped chemical waste into our rivers and waterways than to go through all the expense of having to make sure these pollutants were disposed of properly, right? Or how about just letting their smokestacks belch toxic smoke into the air?
If it's good for the Koch's you better be sure they're funding it. The problem is, the Koch's are bad for America.