Today, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 806, legislation known as the Smoggy Skies Act, that would permanently weaken the Clean Air Act and delay important anti-smog protections that took more than a decade to achieve.
The following is a statement from Terry McGuire, Earthjustice Senior Legislative Representative:
"The Smoggy Skies Act is more of the same from industry's Congressional puppets—a handout to big polluters at the expense of public health. Make no mistake: real people, especially children, the elderly and asthmatics would suffer, and even die, if this legislation were enacted. Congress and the Trump-Pruitt EPA better wake up: the American public supports the Clean Air Act, and no one, except maybe the fossil fuel lobbyists, voted for dirtier air and more pollution last November."
Rob Friedlander, National Press Secretary, (202) 797-5249
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