Author Archives: Center for Biological Diversity

House Republicans’ bill would gut decades of environmental protections

Spending legislation would mean more pollution, worse climate change, fewer protections for endangered species

WASHINGTON—Formal debate began today on House Republicans’ spending bill that would cripple many of our nation’s cornerstone laws protecting air, water, wildlife, public lands and public health. The continuing resolution would, among other things, halt the reduction of dangerous carbon dioxide pollution and remove Endangered Species Act protections for the iconic gray wolf and other imperiled species. It would loosen restrictions on toxic mercury pollution and mountaintop mining; open up public lands to harmful activities; and slow progress to curb climate change and protect U.S. citizens from dirty air and water. Continue reading