Attack on climate change solutions through a government funding bill
The funding bill the House of Representatives voted in favor of is an attack on climate change solutions and climate change science. The House cuts would:
- Prohibit the EPA from setting limits on greenhouse gas pollution from power plants, factories and refineries, among the most significant sources of greenhouse gas pollution in the United States.
- Prohibit the EPA from collecting information about the sources where greenhouse gas pollution is coming from.
- Eliminate funding for a Climate Service at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. This program would efficiently supply scientific data and information about climate change and its impacts.
- Slash the EPA’s total budget by about 29%.
Fortunately, both the Senate and the President still need to weigh in on the funding proposal. They must act before March 4. Your help is needed if you want to make sure they take the climate crisis more seriously than the House of Representatives did. Read Repower America’s summary here — and then spread the word among your friends and family.
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