GOP has Voted 110 Times to Block Efforts to Protect the Environment Since January


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For anyone still puzzling over why I view the Tea Party to be an egregiously destructive force when it comes to the environment, look no further than this evidence: In the seven months since the Tea Party-led GOP has been in control of the House of Representatives, they have voted no fewer than 110 times to "block" or "undermine" efforts to protect the environment, according to a recent report..

A few of the House's most reliably pro-environment Congressmen are fighting back, as detailed in this New York Times article. The story also breaks down the GOP's anti-environment votes, from efforts to sap funding for wilderness areas to relax regulations on toxic polluters. Check it out.

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