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Clean Air Act Digest, 2.21.12

Clean Air Act Digest, 2.21.12

February 21, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

UPDATES Legislative Update: Long-Awaited Payroll Tax Cut Extension: A clean payroll tax cut extension was wrapped up last week, and the final legislation did not include any anti-environmental riders. This is a tremendous victory for the clean air community as this bill was considered a vehicle for clean air attacks, and the opposition attempted to […]

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Good News with the Bad, Hotline 12.19.11

Good News with the Bad, Hotline 12.19.11

December 19, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

The good new is that House and Senate finally passed the more than $1 trillion dollar omnibus spending bill Thursday night and most of the egregious attacks on public health and the environment were left out. However, there were some notable dirty riders such as a step backward by repealing energy efficiency standards for light bulbs. Unfortunately, this bill also included provisions for exempting Arctic drilling from critical Clean Air Act standards which is not only bad for the environment but also the wrong way to legislate decisions like those.

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