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Health Professionals Advise Congress to Oppose Efforts to Weaken the Clean Air Act

10 Feb 2011  |   Daniel Jacobs

Tags: Clean Air, Congress

Today, 1,882 health and medical professionals from all 50 states submitted a joint letter to President Obama, the U.S. Senate, and the U.S. House of Representatives, urging our elected officials to support the Clean Air Act in protecting the health and well-being of all Americans.

Specifically, the joint letter recognizes that low-income communities face health problems stemming from air pollution. To combat this threat, the signers of the joint letter advise the U.S. Congress to take the necessary steps to defend the important safeguards implemented by the Clean Air Act.

The joint letter, signed by nurses, physicians, certified asthma educators, respiratory therapists, and other health and medical professionals, comes as the House Energy and Commerce Committee holds a hearing today on the Energy Tax Prevention Act of 2011, a bill introduced by Chairman Fred Upton (MI-06) that seeks to prohibit the EPA from enforcing commonsense protections against harmful carbon pollution.

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