Right-Wing Group Writes Anti-EPA Bills for State Legislatures
"A Virginia state lawmaker caused a stir in February when he admitted that his resolution declaring U.S. EPA's effort to curb greenhouse gas emissions a 'regulatory train wreck' was written by the coal industry.
Republican Delegate Will Morefield's resolution said EPA regulations would have potentially 'devastating consequences,' called for a 'comprehensive study' of their impact on the economy and urged Congress to place a two-year moratorium on new air pollution regulations.
Morefield's resolution was drawn almost word-for-word from model legislation written by the American Legislative Exchange Council, or ALEC, which touts its access to almost 2,000 state legislators. The Washington, D.C.-based group claims credit for advancing legislation that it says has undermined climate science and environmental regulation in several states since the late 1990s."
Source: ClimateWire, 04/05/2011