House Votes for TRAIN Act – and Against Cleaner, Healthier Air

Sep 28th, 2011 | By | Category: Featured Story

Sept. 23, 2011, was an exceptionally bad day in the history of environmental legislation.

The U.S. House of Representatives passed the TRAIN Act (H.R. 2401) by a vote of 249 to 169.

Now it is up to the Senate to stop this destructive bill. Hopefully, our Senators will understand that clean air saves American lives.

But just in case, you should call your Senators and remind them how much clean air means to you.

The TRAIN Act is a sweeping anti-clean air bill that blocks many critical public health safeguards. Among its worst offenses is that it indefinitely delays two important and long-awaited air pollution standards – the Mercury and Air Toxics Standard and the Cross-State Air Pollution Rule.

The TRAIN Act would delay those two standards until 2018 at the earliest, and cost about 125,000 American lives.

And as I mentioned earlier, the delay could be indefinite…

… Now it is up to the Senate to stop this destructive bill. Hopefully, our Senators will understand that clean air saves American lives.

But just in case, you should call your Senators and remind them how much clean air means to you.

Read more here: House Votes for TRAIN Act – and Against Cleaner, Healthier Air.

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