Action shot of the GOP's plan for America, shot by a congressional staffer and originally published by Treehugger.House Republicans are congratulating themselves for defeating biodegradable cups in congressional cafeterias, surely the greatest challenge facing our country. But for once, Democrats are fighting back, if by "fighting back" you mean "saying words." Former Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) called out the trash factor in a tweet on Monday: @NancyPelosi #SoBeIt GOP brings back Styrofoam & ends composting--House will send 535 more tons to landfills #TalkAboutGovtWaste Christ, 535 tons, really? Well, in April 2010, Pelosi's Green the Capitol initiative credited …
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