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In Washington Sen. Brown Again Sides with Polluters over Public Health

Contact: Kate Geller, (202) 785-8683 or

November 3, 2011  

WASHINGTON – Today, Senator Brown sided again with corporate polluters by voting for another extreme bill which jeopardizes public health protections. Senator Brown today voted in favor of the Long-Term Surface Transportation Extension Act of 2011 (S. 1786). While framed as a transportation bill, this legislation includes the radical REINS Act (S. 299), which would undermine bedrock environmental laws, including the Clean Air Act and the National Environmental Protection Act. This legislation stops the EPA from cleaning up harmful pollution, such as mercury, soot, smog, arsenic, lead, and carbon pollution from some of our nation’s biggest polluters, including power plants, cement plants, and industrial boilers and incinerators.

LCV Senior Vice President of Campaigns Navin Nayak released the following statement in response:

"While he works to find cover from our television ad that alerts the people of Massachusetts to his record of putting polluters ahead of public health, Senator Brown continues his voting streak in Washington of supporting extreme bills that let polluters off the hook and endanger the health of Massachusetts families. More proof that Senator Brown hasn’t changed Washington.  But Washington sure has changed him."

LCV is currently running a TV ad in the Boston media market that highlights Senator Brown’s record of siding with corporate polluters over public health.

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