GOP House Majority Working to Weaken Key Provisions of Clean Air Act
Interview with Henry Waxman, ranking Democrat on the House Energy and Commerce Committee, conducted by Melinda Tuhus
U.S. Rep. Henry Waxman, D-Calif., has served in the House for 36 years, and says he's never seen such assaults on public health and the environment as are happening this year in the Republican-controlled House of Representatives. Waxman, who chaired the House Energy and Commerce Committee from 2007 until 2011, is now the ranking Democrat on the panel. He says this year alone, Republicans have introduced 170 bills to weaken environmental laws, especially the Clean Air Act.