30 Jun '11, 8pm

Protecting Kids from Air Pollution Should be a Top Priority

Protecting Kids from Air Pollution Should be a Top Priority

Today’s hearing on EPA’s proposals to protect kids from dangerous air pollution exemplified that some people just don't seem to think that saving the lives of the thousands of Americans who die every year and protecting the tens of thousands – including children – who suffer needlessly from air pollution is worthwhile. Senator Barrasso of Wyoming dropped the callous curmudgeon bomb at the end of the hearing, saying he wished the Environmental Protection Agency would focus "a little less on being fixated with eliminating any potential environmental risk no matter how small" (153:41 on the tape.) Hmmm...is the EPA focusing on risks too small to merit our attention and power plant owner's investment? Let's take a look at the specific safeguards that Senator Barrasso appears to consider not worth doing... The EPA is strengthening the safeguards that will protect children from ...

Full article: http://switchboard.nrdc.org/blogs/paltman/we_can_protect_...

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