10 Nov '11, 8pm

Senate Rejects Extremist Attacks on Clean Air, Health Protections

WASHINGTON (November 10, 2011) -- The Senate today rightly stopped two more assaults on clean air aimed at voiding the Environmental Protection Agency’s protections against dangerous smog, soot, mercury and other toxic pollution. S. 1720, sponsored by Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) was aimed at stopping the EPA from cleaning up harmful air pollution such as mercury, soot, smog, arsenic and lead from some of the country’s biggest polluters. The McCain legislation also included the REINS Act, a radical measure that would overturn the entire system to create new safeguards. Separately, a resolution (S.J. Res. 27) by Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) would have stuck down the EPA’s Cross-State Air Pollution Rule that’s designed to protect Americans from smog and soot pollution that comes from power plants in neighboring states. The following is a statement from John Walke, clean air director...

Full article: http://www.nrdc.org/media/2011/111110.asp

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