14 Oct '11, 12am

Mercury & other poisons released by boilers & incinerators cause brain damage in kids @GOPLeader doesn't care #4jobs

WASHINGTON (October 13, 2011) -- The House today approved a dangerous bill that would stop the Environmental Protection Agency’s clean-air safeguards for incinerators and industrial boilers, putting polluters before people’s health yet again. The following is a statement from John Walke, clean air director at the Natural Resources Defense Council on H.R. 2250: “We all lose with this legislation. The latest installment of the tea party’s unraveling of the Clean Air Act allows dirty incinerators and industrial boilers to pollute our air with more cancer-causing dioxins, arsenic, mercury and lead. “This bill, together with the cement bill and TRAIN Act passed earlier, will sacrifice tens of thousands of lives, pollute the air we breathe, and expose our children, families, and communities to toxic air pollutants that cause asthma, other illnesses and even brain damage in child...

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