23 Sep '11, 8pm

Statement by EDF President Fred Krupp on House Passage of the TRAIN Act (H.R. 2401)

Publication Date: Fri, 2011-09-23 Contact: Tony Kreindler, 202-445-8108, Email Tony Sharyn Stein, 202-572-3396, Email Sharyn “Today the U.S. House of Representatives made a stark choice, and put pollution over children’s health. The TRAIN Act, if it becomes law, will result in more than 25,000 premature deaths in the first year alone, due to smog, soot, and toxic air pollution. There will be more than 175,000 more asthma attacks, many of them in children. This was no less than a fight about the integrity of the Clean Air Act, and clean air lost. “Opponents of these common sense rules make the patently false argument that we can’t have both clean air and a strong economy. Actually, analysis has shown that the economic benefits of enforcing the Clean Air Act outweigh the costs 30 to 1. The same protections that the TRAIN Act strips have been widely supported by responsible c...

Full article: http://www.edf.org/news/statement-edf-president-fred-krup...

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