10 Nov '11, 10am

Extreme pollution agenda in Senate targets lifesaving clean air standards

Extreme pollution agenda in Senate targets lifesaving clean air standards

Is this the GOP's vision of a happy, healthy future? Image: Devin Hunt Cross-posted from Natural Resources Defense Council . Last week, the U.S. Senate rejected an extreme agenda disguised as a jobs and transportation bill. This unsuccessful effort was founded on the absurd notion that more pollution would mean more jobs, and that what the country really needs is more of the congressional paralysis and obstructionism that already wearies and disgusts Americans. This week, the Senate will vote again on repealing life-saving pollution standards -- this time a Tea Party-backed attack on the Cross-State Air Pollution Rule (CSAPR) that keeps out-of-state smog and soot pollution from fouling the air of neighboring communities. Once again, the dirty air champions are going to talk about jobs, but the public already knows what the Senate affirmed last week -- dirty air and dirty w...

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