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LCV Statement on Senate Rejection of Inhofe Dirty Air Bill

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June 20, 2012  

WASHINGTON – League of Conservation Voters (LCV) President Gene Karpinski issued the following statement after a bipartisan majority in the U.S. Senate rejected Senator Inhofe’s attempt to curtail clean air standards:

“Today’s bipartisan rejection of Senator Inhofe’s assault on vital clean air protections is a huge win for protecting public health and holding polluters accountable. Unfortunately, Mitt Romney has once again cast his lot with the corporate polluters backing his campaign and the anti-environmental lawmakers who would rather protect polluter profits than safeguard public health.”

Background: Romney Signals Support For Sen. Inhofe’s Push To Nullify Mercury Pollution Standard, ThinkProgress (6/20/12)


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