Friday, January 14, 2011

Help On The Way?

Over the past couple years, Texas has been battling the EPA over its policies that seem to be based more on political science and less on sound science. All of you who have been helping fight this battle should be comforted to know that more help is on the way.

I just read in a recent Agri-Pulse Newsletter the following:

Sen. Jay Rockefeller (D-W.Va.), chairman of the Commerce Committee, lists “suspending EPA’s greenhouse gas regulations” as one of his top priorities. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) plans to introduce similar legislation. The Rockefeller bill is mirrored in the House by H.R.199, introduced last week by Rep. Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.). Congressman Mike Simpson (R-Idaho), chairman of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior and the Environment, is cosponsoring legislation to withdraw EPA's authority to regulate greenhouse gases.

Those who support the EPA’s far-reaching methods have tried to paint our opposition as partisan positioning. It is refreshing to see such a bi-partisan group taking steps toward common ground. With the recent changes in the congressional make-up, I am more hopeful than ever our country can get back to a science-based approach to protecting our air and growing our jobs.

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