Well congress passed something to bad it was a bowl movement. The GOP is hellbent to get rid of the EPA I mean it is so bad keeping companies from killing us off and all thats so un jesus like and all. http://www.alternet.org/news-amp-po...ng-scientists-advising-epa-their-own-research Congressional climate wars were dominated Tuesday by the U.S. Senate, which spent the day debating, and ultimately failing to pass, a bill approving the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline. While all that was happening, and largely unnoticed, the House was busy doing what it does best: attacking science. H.R. 1422, which passed 229-191, would shake up the EPAs Scientific Advisory Board, placing restrictions on those pesky scientists and creating room for experts with overt financial ties to the industries affected by EPA regulations. The bill is being framed as a play for transparency: Rep. Michael Burgess, R-Texas, argued that the boards current structure is problematic because it excludes industry experts, but not officials for environmental advocacy groups. The inclusion of industry experts, he said, would right this injustice. But the White House, which threatened to veto the bill, said it would negatively affect the appointment of experts and would weaken the scientific independence and integrity of the SAB.