05 Apr '11, 3pm

34 Senators Show Support for the Law that Keeps Our Air Clean and Safe

I applaud the group of 34 Senators who have taken a strong stand in favor of clean air for all Americans. Led by Senators Sanders (D-VT), Whitehouse (D-RI), Carper (D-DE), and Kerry (D-MA), these lawmakers introduced a resolution calling for a continued commitment to the Clean Air Act and to the EPA’s ability to protect our families from dangerous pollution. Ordinarily it wouldn’t require legislative action to preserve a hugely popular, 40-year-old law that saves 160,000 American lives every year. But these are not ordinary times. This week, several efforts to undermine clean air could come to a head. The House is poised to vote on a bill introduced by Representative Fred Upton of Michigan that would overturn the EPA’s scientific finding on greenhouse gases and prevent the EPA from setting limits on carbon pollution. The Senate may also vote on a few similar amendments spo...

Full article: http://switchboard.nrdc.org/blogs/fbeinecke/34_senators_s...

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