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As GOP-Led House Weakens the Clean Air Act, New TV Ad Shows Who Gets Hurt

By Stephen Lacey on July 28, 2011 at 12:32 pm

"As GOP-Led House Weakens the Clean Air Act, New TV Ad Shows Who Gets Hurt"

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In an effort to gut decades-old successful environmental regulations, House Republicans have added riders to a funding bill for the Environmental Protection Agency that would roll back the Clean Air and Clean Water acts. There are over 40 anti-environment/anti-public health provisions in the funding bill that would compromise the important progress made in the U.S. to improve air and water quality.

The American Lung Association is hitting back this week with a nation-wide television campaign urging Congress not to support policy that, according to Senator Harry Reid, would bring America back to “the robber-baron era where there were no controls on pollution from power plants, oil refineries and factories.”

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