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Republicans, “More pesticides, please.”
In a statement widely taken as a metaphor, the chairman of the Republican National Committee on Thursday said his party is no more trying to hurt the nation’s females than it is larval butterflies and moths.
“If the Democrats said we had a war on caterpillars and every mainstream media outlet talked about the fact that Republicans have a war on caterpillars, then we’d have problems with caterpillars,” Reince Priebus told Bloomberg Television, in response to a question about the party’s supposed “war on women.” “It’s a fiction.”
But the war on caterpillars and other innocent insects, it turns out, is not a fiction at all.
Under the guise of aiding the agriculture industry, Republicans and their allies in Washington have been waging a long-running campaign to prevent the Environmental Protection Agency from limiting bug-killing pesticides. Last year, GOP Sen. Pat Roberts of Kansas authored a letter, signed by several others in his party, calling on Democrats to “address the continued regulatory overreach by the Environmental Protection Agency that is a growing concern of farmers, ranchers, foresters and agribusinesses throughout the nation” by bringing up their bill to ease pesticide regulations. This obvious attempt to run roughshod over the rights of many-legged herbivores everywhere was laughably justified as a matter of “public health as we enter mosquito season.” […]
Republicans may claim that they have no anti-caterpillar agenda — that they’re just trying to protect people and plants from being bitten, that they’re merely the victims of a liberal media that sympathizes with the radical bugs’-rights lobby. But the truth is clear, and it’s nothing new: Republicans just don’t care about caterpillars.
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Tell your senators to keep anti-environment amendments off the transportation bill.
Senate Republicans are trying to use a transportation bill designed to fund highways and public transit as a vehicle to push through an anti-environment agenda. Tell your senators not to hold the transportation bill hostage to unrelated anti-environment amendments.
If you’re a U.S. resident, please send this message to your senators now.
photo: U.S. DOT
“Infographic: The idea of a climate change hoax makes no $)%*@ sense”
Actually, it makes perfect sense…
“Yesterday, 221 members of Congress released a letter to the acting director of the Office of Management and Budget, asking him to allow the coal industry to emit greenhouse pollution without any limits. Claiming the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed rule on greenhouse gas pollution from new and modified coal-fired power plants needs to be killed because of the “devastating impact it will have on jobs and the nation’s economy” were 207 Republicans and 14 Democrats:
We respectfully ask that you stop EPA’s GHG rulemaking because of the devastating impact it will have on jobs and the economy.”