Incumbent Congressman Dennis Rehberg’s been bending over backwards to align himself with the TEA Party, which is known for its marked fear of and disregard for science (remember Montana Legislator Joe Read who garnered national attention for attempting to legislate the laws of science and nature?) Instead of allowing scientists at the EPA to set our air pollution standards, he’s decided that like Joe Read, he doesn’t need to “believe in” scientific facts at all–even when Montanans’ health and quality of life are at stake, apparently.
Now Montana Conservation Voters has a new radio ad campaign up in Montana calling out Representative Rehberg for his nutty position supporting efforts to gut the Clean Air Act and prevent the EPA from doing its job to protect the health of Montana families and reduce dangerous pollution.
Representative Rehberg voted for the Continuing Resolution (H.R. 1) which included amendments to block the EPA from implementing long overdue air pollution safeguards to reduce emissions of carbon, mercury, arsenic and other hazardous air pollutants. He also voted for House-passed legislation (H.R. 910) to prevent the EPA from applying commonsense safeguards to curb harmful carbon pollution and protect public health, even though the companion legislation failed in the U.S. Senate the day before.
The radio ad will run this week on stations in the Billings, Great Falls and Kalispell media markets.