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What Dave Brat says:
“There is no doubt that we must be good stewards of the environmental treasures with which we have been blessed. As a father, I understand that the welfare of future generations depends on it.”
What Dave Brat has done.
Dave Brat sponsored, cosponsored or voted for–
1-(HR 2157) to deprive a president of authority to ban oil drilling on the continental shelf.
2-(HR 806) to weaken EPA’s ability to enforce clean air standards.
3-(HConRes 119) to declare that a carbon tax is bad for the economy
4-(HR 3281) to dispose of federal reclamation projects.
5-(Amendment to appropriation act) Prohibits EPA from enforcing Chesapeake Bay clean-up goals.
6-(HR 1119) to lower emission standards for coal-burning plants.
7-(HJRes 38) to allow coal mines to pollute rivers and streams.
8-(HR 1525) Discourage enforcement of the Clean Air, Clean Water and Endangered Species Act.
9-(HR 3880) to ban EPA from dealing with climate change.
10-(HJRes 36) to allow flaring of gas on Bureau of Land Management oil leases.
11-(HR 1901) to cancel tax credits for developing alternative sources of energy.
12-(HR 5538) to further reduce EPA’s ability to protect the environment.
13-(HR 4544) to ban the EPA from eliminating air pollution that affects health in other countries.
14-(HR 637) to prevent EPA from addressing greenhouses gasses in enforcing the Clean Air Act.
15-(HR1314) to eliminate EPA’s Renewable Fuel Program.
–opposed President Obama’s Clean Power Plan.
–supported the United States withdrawal from the Paris Climate accords.
Is Dave Brat a good steward of our only planet?
Editor's Note: this originally appeared in Richmond2day, and has been re-posted here with the author's permission.
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