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Senator Kohl Votes to Protect Wisconsin Families

Contact: Kate Geller, (202) 785-8683 or April 7, 2011  

WISCONSIN – On Wednesday, Senator Kohl and the U.S. Senate rejected reckless amendments to block the enforcement of commonsense safeguards to curb harmful air pollution and protect public health. These amendments threaten the landmark Clean Air Act: a law that has saved hundreds of thousands of lives and cost-effectively spurred innovation throughout its 40 year history.

Wisconsin League of Conservation Voters Executive Director Kerry Schumann and LCV President Gene Karpinski released the following joint statement in response:

“We applaud Senator Kohl for voting against dangerous legislation that would jeopardize the health of Wisconsin families. While many senators voted to protect polluter profits and weaken public health protections, Senator Kohl rightly defended vital clean air safeguards to curb harmful pollution and protect public health.”

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