2014 Scorecard Vote
Representative Cory Gardner (R-CO) sponsored H.R. 2279, the Reducing Excessive Deadline Obligations Act of 2013, which would significantly reduce the number of cleanups of toxic waste sites, putting communities and the environment at risk through increased exposure to dangerous pollutants. H.R. 2279 weakens the Superfund law and the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), the law governing the disposal of hazardous wastes. This reckless legislation would also limit liability for polluters and waste taxpayer dollars by transferring the financial burden of cleaning up Superfund sites from the polluter to the federal government. On January 9, the House approved H.R. 2279 by a vote of 225-188 (House roll call vote 10). NO IS THE PRO-ENVIRONMENT VOTE. The Senate took no action on this legislation.