Share this Post:

unEARTHED. The Earthjustice Blog

Breathing is Popular


    SIGN-UP for our latest news and action alerts:
   Please leave this field empty

Facebook Fans

Related Blog Entries

by Marty Hayden:
House Approves Anti-Environment Spending Bill

 It’s a shame that it took the House days and many late night and early morning hours to come up with a budget plan like this. And during t...

by Liz Judge:
Congress v. The Environment: The House Is On Fire

As I write this, members of the House of Representatives continue to debate and move their way through votes on hundreds of amendments to the chamber'...

by Raviya Ismail:
House Votes to Undo Cement Kiln Protections

Here is a quick update on the spending bill nonsense taking place in the U.S. House of Representatives: Last night, as House leaders continued their ...

Earthjustice on Twitter

View Sam Edmondson's blog posts
21 March 2012, 3:26 PM
New public survey shows broad support for clean air standards

Breathing isn’t just a physiological necessity, relegated to the unconscious functioning of our reptilian brains. It’s actually quite popular. Darn popular!

I imagine that’s so because not all breathing is created equal. There’s the satisfying lungful of sweet, clean air (I hope we have all had that experience). And there’s the cough-inducing, eye-watering, lung-busting inhalation of dirty air. Sadly, far too many people are intimately familiar with this latter experience—which may help to explain why clean air is so popular. It’s in short supply in a lot of places where people live and breathe.

Sixty-six percent of voters nationally strongly support action by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to curb smog, mercury and other dangerous air pollution, according to new public opinion research released today.

Even more, a large majority of Americans aren’t buying the common false dichotomy that it’s either our health or our jobs. Seventy-three percent of voters stated that they believe we can protect air quality and have a strong economy at the same time.

Tomorrow, EPA chief Lisa Jackson will be in the hot seat before Congress, in a hearing at the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee. She’ll face tough questioning, no doubt. But let’s hope that the defenders of polluting industries can remember that the American public supports the EPA’s work to clean our air.

Want, want, want everybody wants. 73% believe. What's the answer? I believe we can have world peace, when.

Post new comment

The content of this field is kept private and will not be shown publicly.
  • Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.
  • Allowed HTML tags: <a> <em> <strong> <cite> <code> <p> <ul> <ol> <li> <dl> <dt> <dd> <blockquote>
  • Lines and paragraphs break automatically.

More information about formatting options

Type the characters you see in this picture. (verify using audio)
Type the characters you see in the picture above; if you can't read them, submit the form and a new image will be generated. Not case sensitive.