On February 19, 2011, the U.S. House of Representatives passed legislation that would prohibit EPA from enforcing the Clean Air Act with regard to greenhouse gas pollution. This would decimate a major responsibility of the EPA – to protect the public from greenhouse gases that endanger our health and welfare. Legislation has also been introduced in the Senate which would significantly impede the ability of the Federal government and States to combat global warming.
Senate & Congress Want to Ignore EPA Standards: The newest bill will allow Huge Corporations to ignore current laws & to pollute the land and air where you live without any type of recrimination or clean-up.
Protecting the Clean Air Act
The Clean Air Act is one of the most successful environmental laws ever passed anywhere in the world.
What you need to know
1.The Clean Air Act is threatened by the same opponents to climate action.
2.The act has a proven track record of pollution cuts and economic benefits.
3.Polluter's claims of economic doom from cleaner air never come to pass.
4.Clean air enjoys popular support and has been a bipartisan success.
5.We need to unite against the coordinated attacks ahead.
The air you are breathing right now is cleaner and healthier thanks to the Clean Air Act, which has prevented hundreds of thousands of premature deaths, millions of asthma attacks, tens of millions of child respiratory illnesses, and countless sick days.
Equally remarkable, these health benefits have come with a net profit to the American economy. Our environmental technologies industry has exploded and currently generates nearly $300 billion per year in revenue, producing $40 billion in exports, and employing 1.6 million Americans.
But, instead of celebrating this landmark law, the big polluters and their allies in Congress are are planning to put our clean air health standards on trial and undermine our environmental health.
That's why we have launched this campaign — to mobilize online environmental advocates to stand up for cleaner air.
Environmental Defense Fund: Email - URGENT APPEAL: Big Fight Looming Over Key Air Toxics Rule
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