Word To House Republicans: the American People Support the EPA!

House Republicans are seriously out of touch with the majority of the American people. A good example is a bill passed a few weeks ago which would decrease the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) budget by almost one-third. The House also passed a bill that would protect fossil fuel companies from federal greenhouse gas (GHG) regulations.

A bipartisan survey released last week by Public Policy Poll (PPP) found that 69 percent polled support updated EPA standards for air pollution, and only 16 percent are opposed. The survey also found that 68 percent think Congress should stop attacking the EPA and allow it to update its standards, and only 28 percent think attacking the EPA is a good idea. When it comes to stricter limits on the amount of carbon emissions from large industrial facilities, 77 percent support it, and 21 percent do not.

Another recently released survey by Greenberg Quinlan Rosner for the American Lung Association found that 69 percent somewhat or strongly agree with the EPA updating the Clean Air Act standards to make them stricter, and 26 percent are somewhat or strongly opposed. The survey also found that 64 percent think Congress should not block the EPA from updating the standards when it comes to carbon specifically.

“The message here is as clear as clean air: In every district we polled, Americans want their elected representatives to let the EPA do its job instead of putting the profit-driven agenda of big polluters ahead of the health of their children,” said Peter Altman, Climate Campaign Director for the Natural Resources Defense Council.


“Politicians who are considering blocking the EPA and updates to Clean Air Act safeguards should understand that doing so is very unpopular,” Altman added.  “Americans know where these actions will lead and they want their kids to be able to grow up breathing clean air.”

“Americans are clearly persuaded that their health needs should take priority over the profits of polluters” said Tom Jensen, director of Public Policy Polling. “Political affiliation doesn’t appear to count for much when constituents are asked whether their representatives in Congress should be siding with the public’s health or the political clout of polluters.”

Someone tell that to the House Republicans!



William G.
William G6 years ago

The poll he cites consists of 100 people. I can poll 100 people to back anything I wish by where the poll is conducted. This article is written on faulty information. the results of this poll are at http://www.lungusa.org/assets/documents/healthy-air/clean-air-survey.pdf

Go look for yourselves and require credible information, unless there is no concern for truth and honesty. We should do our research then form an opinion, not form an opinion then look for collaboration.

Dan B.
Dan B6 years ago

Why do Republicans hate the environment so much?

The regressive Republican Party of No is mean-spirited, thuggish, religiously fanatical, scientifically ignorant, corrupt, hypocritical, xenophobic, racist, sexist, homophobic, evolution and global warming denying, oily, authoritarian, selfish, greedy, lacking compassion, warmongering, and otherwise dangerous.

NEVER vote for Republicans.

Peg R.
Randolph M6 years ago

No we don't support the EPA!

Ira Herson
Ira Herson6 years ago

It continues to amaze me that the Republicans hate the EPA as it was President Nixon that introduced it.

They have changed from the party that wanted to build American industry to one that builds American corporations. Big difference especially when you realize that big corporations do not have any loyalty to their country.

The management of big corporations give lip service to supporting their shareholders when in fact they are only concerned with their own golden handshakes and parachutes.

If they cannot pollute the USA they will go to 3rd world nations and pollute there. Look at the effects on China and India. The EPA is not the enemy of big business or corporations. It is the unrelenting demand for profit that the EPA is in direct conflict.

The United States and the rest of the world is on the alter of unrestricted growth and profits without conscience.

Our planet is a closed system. It is a physical impossibility to have continued growth in a closed system.

We cannot afford to continue to use more resource then we can replace, add more people then we can feed and house. Nor can waste irreplaceable resources in the blind belief that science/god/president/party will have the answer.

Vote against politicians that do not support support the EPA. Find out what companies pollute and do not buy their products. Make pollution unprofitable and their supporters unelectable.

Barbara K.
Barbara K6 years ago

Recall these Representatives. They are servants of the corporations backing them. Our children' s lives are at stake.

Alicia T.
Alicia Todd6 years ago


Charles Wallis
Charles Wallis6 years ago

Mandate salary cuts for all people who want to bust unions, and require people who pass such legislation to live within the effected areas and we will hear no more of this bulls#$#

John R.
John Reilly6 years ago

The GOP doesn't care about or listen to the middle class, they only care about the companies who fill their pockets with contributions.

Patrizia Frangipane

thank you

Nicole Oliva
Nicole O6 years ago

greed, money, selfishness, ridiculous profits, power thats all these politicians and the stupid companies they are protecting care about. what happened to a govt. caring about what the poeple want that live there...thats why we pay taxes not for them to go on vacation on a private jet. to make and enforce laws to protect us...the people. it should be a govt by the people, for the people, of the people