GOP members of the House and Senate have proposed a flurry of bills that would roll-back, and in some cases effectively repeal, some of the nation's most important environmental, health and safety laws.
If you're male and under 40 years old, perhaps you should take a moment to look in the mirror and thank the Environmental Protection Agency for its implementation of the Clean Air Act ... that just might be the reason you're around to look in the mirror.
Voters aren't buying the specious "jobs versus clean air/water" argument. More importantly, they have a clear preference for the findings of Environmental Protection Agency scientists over the talking points of "corporate polluters."
Protecting families from the pollutants that cause asthma, neurological disorders, cardiac disease, and premature death has put millions of Americans to work. We can create even more jobs by making our air and water even safer.
Together, Latino businesses, medical professionals and community leaders nationwide will call on Washington policymakers to protect all Americans from dangerous air pollution, turning this call to action into a battle cry against these blatant attacks on our lives and the future of our communities.
When President Obama retreated from a tougher stance on smog last month, his Environmental Protection Agency chief had formally concluded that the existing standard endangered thousands of Americans, including children and people with respiratory ailments.
As John Boehner well knows, the fundamental strategy of holding disaster relief hostage to cutting clean-energy innovation, and then voting for less money for disasters than Congress knows will be needed, cannot come close to passing in the U.S. Senate.