Browsing the "Fred Upton" Tag

GOP Votes to Repeal Climate Science

April 7th, 2011 | by Jeremy Bloom

Well, the House went ahead and did it today, voting 255-172 to strip the Environmental Protection Agency of any possible option for fighting climate change and global warming. The Tea Party wing of the GOP (which is pretty much everyone at this point) argued that the science isn't settled yet. They argued that the EPA went too far. They argued that it would kill jobs. They argued that it should be Congress that sets policy, not "unelected bureaucrats" (although it was the Supreme Court and a bunch of states that reminded the EPA during the Bush years that they had to enforce the Clean Air Act, which was pretty clear on the issue)


House GOP lying about gas prices

March 14th, 2011 | by Guest Contributor

In the fantasyland that passes for political debate in Washington, House Republicans are going all-out to blame high gas prices on – you guessed it – the Environmental Protection Agency. Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton is hawking the gas price snake oil as House leadership rams through legislation to block EPA from curbing dangerous carbon pollution



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