"Religious Right Bashes Green Evangelicals for Supporting EPA Rules"

"Religious-right leaders are slamming a green evangelical group for casting support for Environmental Protection Agency rules to cut power plant mercury emissions as a 'pro-life' position." (EPA says the new standards "will avert up to 11,000 premature deaths, 4,700 heart attacks and 130,000 asthma attacks every year.")

"In a lengthy statement, religious leaders including Family Research Council President Tony Perkins, Susan B. Anthony List President Marjorie Dannenfelser, officials with Focus on the Family and other groups that oppose abortion rights take aim at the Evangelical Environmental Network's ad campaign in favor of EPA's rules.

It notes that 'most environmental causes promoted as pro-life involve little threat to human life itself, and no intent to kill anyone.' The statement says the term 'pro-life' denotes 'opposition to a procedure that intentionally results in dead babies.'  "

Ben Geman reports for The Hill's E2 Wire February 8, 2012.


Sen. James Inhofe (R-OK) press release of February 8, 2012

EPA Fact Sheet on Mercury and Air Toxics Standards

Source: E2 Wire, 02/10/2012