Common Dreams NewsCenter

We Can't Do It Without You!
 

Home | About Us | Donate | Signup | Archives | Search

Home > Progressive Community > NewsWire > For Immediate Release
   
Printer Friendly Version E-Mail This Article
   
Sierra Club
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
MARCH 10, 2005
12:26 PM
CONTACT: Sierra Club 
Brian O'Malley, 202-675-6279,
Robin Pam, 202-675-2381
 
On Release Of EPA's Pollution Transport Rule
Statement by Nat Mund, Senior Washington Representative, Sierra Club
 

WASHINGTON -- March 10 -- Today, EPA officials announced the implementation of the Clean Air Interstate Rule (CAIR), which was created in order to limit and control sulphur dioxide (SOX) and nitrogen oxides (NOX). In response to today's announcement by the EPA, the Sierra Club issued the following
statement:

"Yesterday, the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee blocked efforts by the Bush administration and Senator James Inhofe to replace the current Clean Air Act with something more favorable to big energy companies.

"Today's announcement by the EPA, and yesterday's failure of the reckless air proposal in the Senate, should send a clear message that we need to enforce - not weaken - the Clean Air Act. It is fine to move forward with the interstate transport rule as long as it does not eliminate the other important provisions of the Clean Air Act that act as a safety net.

"The best way to achieve the clean air that Americans deserve continues to be strong enforcement of the Clean Air Act. Thirty years of clean air progress shows that enforcing the Clean Air Act protects public health. It makes no sense to turn our back on success."

###

Printer Friendly Version E-Mail This Article
Common Dreams NewsCenter is a non-profit news service
providing breaking news and views for the Progressive Community.

The press release posted here has been provided to Common Dreams NewsWire by one of the many progressive organizations who make up America's Progressive Community. If you wish to comment on this press release or would like more information, please contact the organization directly.
*all times Eastern US (GMT-5:00)

Making News?
Read our Guidelines for Submitting News Releases

CommonDreams.org is an Internet-based progressive news and grassroots activism organization, founded in 1997.
We are a nonprofit, progressive, independent and nonpartisan organization.

Home | About Us | Donate | Signup | Archives | Search

To inform. To inspire. To ignite change for the common good.


www.commondreams.org