Inhofe Launches Defense Of Poisoning Babies

In the biggest not-new news of the day, Sen. James Inhofe (R-OK) filed a Congressional Review Act resolution to kill the EPA’s new mercury rule just entered into the Federal Register, which will limit for the first time air toxics from coal-fired power plants. Along with the corporate polluters and lobbyists who are working to kill the rule, Inhofe completely disregards the millions of babies exposed to toxic mercury pollution, and the 11,000 lives this rule will save each year. Inhofe trades public health for polluter money, with a career total of over $1.3 million in oil and gas money and another $460,000 from utilities.

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