Thursday, May 24, 2012

Pressure Mounts on Boxer and Obama Not to Compromise on Federal Environmental Protections

Transit and environmental advocates are joining forces to pressure federal lawmakers to defeat provisions of the Federal Surface Transportation Re-authorization bill that would gut environmental protections. Representatives of the Congressional Black and Congressional Hispanic Caucuses in the House have blasted the proposed changes, saying they would have serious impacts on low-income communities and communities of color. Pacifica's Dan Fritz has the story.