What's at Stake
Earthjustice won a lawsuit in 2007 forcing the Environmental Protection Agency to regulate industrial boilers. It took the agency four years to issue the new regulations, which are inadequate and are being challenged in court as of mid-2014.
Emissions from industrial boilers across the country sicken thousands, yet the federal government has been woefully lax in regulating them under immense pressure from industry.
Earthjustice waged a four-year battle in court to force compliance with the Clean Air Act, and EPA finally agreed to do its duty—but then produced dreadfully inadequate standards, so the battle goes on.
Somewhere along the road from their home districts to their offices in Washington, D.C., our Congressional representatives got their wires crossed. The American public sent them forth with a mandate to run the country, but instead, they're ruining it.
Quick! Somebody tell Tipper Gore that "clean air" and "public health" are now considered dirty words. Well, at least in the U.S. House of Representatives. If the House had a swear jar, I'd bet such utterances would be as punishable as your garden variety expletives.