Tuesday, March 15, 2011

FLANK ATTACK: McConnell anti-EPA, anti-California amendment to small business legislation

Senator Minority Leader Mitch McConnell has launched a flank attack against EPA’s greenhouse gas authority. (The McConnell plan would also prevent EPA and California from setting improved greenhouse gas standards for motor vehicles.)

McConnell has offered an amendment – the same one about to pass the House Energy and Commerce Committee – to small business legislation being debated by the Senate.

McConnell engaged in the same sort of demagoguery – already branded as “false” by PolitiFAct http://blogforcleanair.blogspot.com/2011/03/politifact-upton-and-whitfield-make.html?spref=tw -- as House Republicans who have claimed EPA actions would increase gas prices.

This is obviously a coordinated campaign of misinformation. The facts do not support their case.

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