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Earthjustice: Smoggy Skies Act A Handout to Big Polluters At Expense of Public Health

Bill would permanently weaken the Clean Air Act and delay important anti-smog protections that took more than a decade to achieve
A child receives treatment for asthma.

A child receives treatment for asthma.

Chris Jordan-Bloch / Earthjustice
July 18, 2017
Washington, D.C. —

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."