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the environment

The GOP Threat to the Environment

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If there's one issue that hasn't been talked about enough in this election, it's the environment. Yet the difference between the parties is stark: Republicans, bankrolled by polluters like the Koch Brothers, want to cut the EPA and rollback or weaken vital environmental protections like the Clean Air and Clean Water Act, laws that ensure millions of Americans can breath our air and drink our water safely. Mitt Romney calls the EPA "a tool in the hands of the President to crush the private enterprise system," and has vowed to block needed protections on things like fracking and carbon emissions. You can view the new video here: http://youtu.be/vO1mMF2Pcpc Interviews include Rep. Raul Grijalva (AZ-7); Jason Kowalski, Policy Director at 350.org; David Doniger from the Natural Resources Defense Council and former director of climate change policy at the EPA; and Joe Mendelson, director of global warming policy at the National Wildlife Federation, who share the history, purpose, and success of our environmental laws, and push back on the Republican lie that environemntal protections are bad for the economy. With the health of millions of Americans potentially impacted by the dangerous positions of Mitt Romney and Republican lawmakers, it's vital that this issue isn't forgotten this election season. Help us spread the word by sharing the video. TAKE ACTION Contact your congressman, and SHARE THIS VIDEO! - This documentary film was produced and edited by Chase Whiteside (interviews), Erick Stoll (camera), and Liz Cambron. Graphic design by Chase Whiteside. Motion design by Ashley Walton (ashleywalton.com). Music from the brilliant Jon Brion. THANKS Sean Barma Laura Dawn Suzanne Struglinski Jamie Henn Adam Sarvana Natural Resources Defense Council Nation Wildlife Federation 350.org - NLM ELSEWHERE: Facebook: http://facebook.com/newleftmedia Twitter: http://twitter.com/newleftmedia Tumblr: http://blog.newleftmedia.com DONATE: Our videos are free to watch, but costly to produce. Every contribution helps to keep us online. http://donate.newleftmedia.com/ Citations: 1: http://www.epa.gov/lawsregs/laws/ 2: http://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/91-1970/h268 3: http://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/91-1970/h268 4: http://www.epa.gov/lawsregs/laws/caa.html 6: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0512/76022.html#ixzz208tCiU2P 5. http://democrats.energycommerce.house.gov/sites/default/files/image_uploads/Report_AntiEnv_06.18.12.pdf 7: http://www.bea.gov/national/index.htm#gdp 8: http://epw.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?FuseAction=Files.View&FileStore_id=4832ff13-a018-4898-949a-80e6f543ea6f 9: http://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php?title=existing_U.S._Coal_plants 10: http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/04/12/us-usa-budget-epa-idUSTRE73B7NU20110412 11: http://www.platts.com/RSSFeedDetailedNews/RSSFeed/ElectricPower/6399473 12:http://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/omb/budget/fy2013/assets/environmental.pdf 13: http://www.epa.gov/air/sect812/prospective2.html 14: http://www.americanprogress.org/issues/2012/02/big_oil_banner_year.html/ 15: http://www.opensecrets.org/industries/indus.php?Ind=E01 16: http://www.opensecrets.org/industries/totals.php?ind=E01++ 17: http://www.americanprogress.org/issues/2012/02/big_oil_banner_year.html/ 18: http://www.epa.gov/air/sect812/prospective2.html 19: http://www.bna.com/trichloroethylene-causes-human-n12884903636/ 20: http://www.library.pima.gov/librarianfiles/?kbid=785 21: http://www.library.pima.gov/librarianfiles/?kbid=785 23: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b_dbjC2-OK8 24: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/04/08/us/politics/08emit.html 25: http://www.nrdc.org/health/extremeweather/ 26: http://videocafe.crooksandliars.com/heather/mitt-romney-calls-epa-out-control-wanting