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GOP senators ask EPA to block states that have 'hijacked' rule to stop fossil fuel production

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  1. Luna Link
    So this is just the GOP sucking up to corporate interests. Typical. They're crying about a problem which they do not even have examples to show exist. Considering one of the projects blocked or...

    The lawmakers said the current statute is being used to “fight” fossil fuel projects rather than protect water quality. They did not offer examples of projects that might have been unfairly struck down under the provision.

    They did not offer examples of projects that might have been unfairly struck down under the provision.

    So this is just the GOP sucking up to corporate interests. Typical. They're crying about a problem which they do not even have examples to show exist.

    “Recent obstruction of energy infrastructure projects has directly threatened national security by forcing reliance on foreign energy and increased air emissions. This obstruction has hurt American workers, states, and tribes,” the letter read.

    Considering one of the projects blocked or delayed was a coal export terminal, this isn't about reducing reliance on foreign energy (in fact, blocking a coal export terminal technically keeps that coal in the country and makes it more likely it will be consumed domestically...), this is about corporate profits. If the GOP can point to specific examples of the bill causing actual harm, I'll change my tune.

    This obstruction has hurt [...] tribes

    Ah yes, because the GOP cares so much about tribal reservations.

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