13 Aug '11, 12pm

Industry exaggerates pressure to meet Clean Air Act standards

Industry exaggerates pressure to meet Clean Air Act standards

Cross-posted from National Resources Defense Council . Industry lobbyists are cynically exploiting anxieties over current economic conditions to oppose Americans' right to be protected against unhealthy smog pollution. Because they don't have the facts or science or law on their side, these lobbyists have been reduced to misrepresenting the way the Clean Air Act works and its extended timelines for reducing pollution. The truth is that polluting industries will have many years to reduce harmful smog pollution, well past the current period of economic challenge. Strengthening smog standards will benefit Americans and the economy by saving thousands of lives and avoiding hundreds of thousands of illnesses and countless days missed from work and school. Lobbyists for polluting industries are feverishly opposing stronger smog safeguards for Americans. They argue that the Envir...

Full article: http://www.grist.org/pollution/2011-08-13-industry-exagge...

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