25 Apr '11, 11am

Schwarzenegger weeps over GOP attacks on the Clean Air Act and the health of our kids

Since January, there have been more than a dozen proposals in Congress to limit enforcement of our clean-air rules, create special-interest loopholes, and attempt to reverse scientific findings. These attacks go by different names and target different aspects of the law, but they all amount to the same thing: dirtier air. This is not an abstract political fight. If these proposals are passed, more mercury, dioxins, carbon pollution and acid gases will end up in the air our kids breathe. More Americans will get sick, end up in the hospital, and die from respiratory illness. We would be turning our backs on the sound science and medical advice that has reduced air pollution from large industrial sources by more than 70% since the late 1960s, according to the Environmental Protection Agency. The rules that are under attack put common-sense limits on dangerous chemicals in our...

Full article: http://climateprogress.org/2011/04/25/schwarzenegger-weep...

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