By Jim Snyder - 02/19/10 06:51 PM EST
Advocates for climate change legislation noted Barbour's former life as an energy lobbyist to criticize his latest effort.
“The fact that former super lobbyist Haley Barbour is helping to lead this attack on the Clean Air Act and public health simply makes the polluter connection all the more clear,” said Jeremy Symons of the National Wildlife Federation.
Clean Air Watch’s Frank O’Donnell said, “Barbour is carrying water for the big polluters – and putting fear-mongering politics ahead of science.”
A call to Barbour’s Mississippi office was not immediately returned.