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White House Defends EPA, Clean Air Act

10 Feb 2011  |   Damien Shirley

After EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson's testimony before the House Energy and Commerce Committee today, the White House sent out an email defending Jackson's testimony, the EPA's new clean air regulations and the Clean Air Act itself.

The email refers to the EPA's new regulations as "sensible standards that update the Clean Air Act," "reasonable steps" and "pragmatic steps to implement long overdue updates."

The message also contains four bullet points to "refresh everyone" on how the Clean Air Act "affects our country and protects our health." Those bullets are:

  • "160,000 Lives Saved Last Year"
  • "More than 100,000 Hospital Visits Avoided Last Year"
  • "60% Less Pollution in Our Air, Strong Economic Growth and Lower Electricity Prices"
  • "Benefits Far Out Weigh Costs"

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