Continuing their bad record from 2011, Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) and Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) forced through radical bills attacking cornerstone environmental laws such as the Clean Air Act and the Clean Water Act. They pushed to drill off our shores and in the Arctic Refuge, tried to approve the harmful Keystone XL tar sands pipeline, and attacked protections for our national parks, forests, and wildlife.
If it wasn't for our champions in the U.S. Senate and the Obama Administration, many of the environmental and public health safeguards we rely on would have been lost.
Want to know if your members of Congress stood with people or polluters last year? Take a look at the 2012 National Environmental Scorecard here.
The good news is: if we can educate the public about anti-environmental legislators' records, we can build the public pressure to hold them accountable and i