06 May '11, 4pm

Sen. Scott Brown Pretends Undermining the Clean Air Act Isn't Bad for People's Health

This week, the League of Women Voters launched an ad campaign holding Republican Senator Scott Brown and Democratic Senator Claire McCaskill accountable for voting in April to block the EPA from updating clean air safeguards to limit carbon pollution. The ads chastise the senators for supporting a bill that would have threatened people’s health. It would have allowed Congress—for the first time since the Clean Air Act was passed 40 years ago—to ban the EPA from reducing a pollutant it concluded was a danger to human health and welfare. Yet now Senator Brown is lashing out at the League of Women Voters for revealing the true consequences of his vote. In an op-ed in the Boston Herald, he calls the ads “demagoguery.” I call them factual. It is a matter of record that the EPA spent years reviewing the scientific data about how carbon dioxide and other heat-trapping pollution a...

Full article: http://switchboard.nrdc.org/blogs/fbeinecke/senator_brown...

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