20 Sep '11, 4am

Oppose the TRAIN Act, the Worst Air Pollution Bill Ever to Reach the House Floor

The TRAIN Act (H.R. 2401 )—the most deadly bill on House Majority Leader Eric Cantor’s Pollution Plan —is expected to be brought up for a House floor vote this Friday (9/23). As initially introduced, the TRAIN Act was a biased and irresponsible “study” bill—creating a committee of cabinet members to review just the costs of a multitude of Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) health standards, while ignoring the greater health and monetary benefits to Americans. While this version of the bill would have been harmful to human health , the bill is now an entirely different, and much more deadly beast. Why would the current version of TRAIN result in so many more deaths and health hazards? The answer is an amendment from Rep. Whitfield (R-KY) added to the bill in Full Committee that could permanently block two life-saving clean air safeguards: the Cross-State Air Pollution Ru...

Full article: http://switchboard.nrdc.org/blogs/jwalke/oppose_train_act...

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