Thanks to the CDT for regularly updating readers on how their representatives in Congress have voted.
In the Nov. 24 CDT, we read that U.S. Rep. Glenn Thompson, R-Howard Township, voted for a bill to “bypass environmental laws,” against forcing a pipeline owner from having to pay for oil spills from their pipelines and for a bill that would make the Environmental Protection Agency more friendly to polluting industries.
This is an appalling record of pro-pollution, anti-environmental voting.
I strongly suspect that many local voters have little or no idea that their congressional representatives are consistently voting in ways that support polluting corporations rather than the health and safety of the public.
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If more voters were to make themselves informed, through reading the CDT and other outlets, the results of the election earlier this month probably would have been different.