This Sierra Club article discusses how House Democrats are trying to stop corporate polluters.
For decades, bedrock environmental laws like the Clean Air Act and Clean Water Act have existed to protect our communities from dangerous pollution. But did you know that oil and gas companies are often able to get around these protections?
Thanks to provisions like the infamous “Halliburton Loophole,” the oil and gas industry has for too long been given free rein to pollute our air and water without being held accountable or held to the most basic transparency requirements. Now, Democrats in the House of Representatives are taking action to change that with the introduction of a set of bills — known as the “Frack Pack” — that would close these loopholes and end the special treatment of this polluting industry.