League Cheers Decision to Protect People, Not Polluters
Washington, DC - The League of Women Voters of the United States released the following statement from national president Elisabeth MacNamara regarding the Obama Administration’s decision to set new limits on carbon pollution from dirty, coal-fired power plants.
National Poll Shows Strong Disapproval for President Obama’s Smog Rule Delay, Unfavorable Ratings for Congress’ Assault on Clean Air Act
9 Battleground States Also Surveyed: Suburban Women in Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Latino Women in California, Florida and New Mexico Disagree With Obama Decision; Health Also Trumps Polluters in Colorado, Nevada, and Virginia.
Leading Environmental Groups Call on Senate to Reject It, Commend Veto Threat from White House
Washington, DC – September 23, 2011: Today the House of Representatives passed a sweeping anti-environment bill that blocks two landmark public health safeguards against air pollution. The TRAIN Act, H.R. 2401, blocks standards that would curb mercury emissions from power plants and reduce pollution that travels across state lines and endangers communities. Leading environmental and public health groups (listed below) issued the following statement after the House vote:
The League and coalition groups sent a letter to the White House expressing deep concern that the Environmental Protection Agency will not meet its commitment to propose long- overdue Clean Air Act standards limiting dangerous carbon pollution from new and existing power plants. The groups also asked the President to reaffirm the administration’s commitment to issue strong standards that significantly reduce carbon emissions from both new and existing power plants as the Clean Air Act requires.
“DO A LITTLE, CHANGE A LOT” is a program1 to guide citizens of Northern Scotland in their efforts to reduce an individual’s or a family’s carbon footprint. An individual’s carbon footprint is defined as the amount of carbon a person generates per year through daily activities such as driving an automobile, doing laundry, showering and maintaining a comfortable indoor temperature.
On behalf of our millions of members, activists, and supporters, we urge you to oppose strongly the suite of bills contained in House Majority Leader Eric Cantor's legislative agenda memo that would block the EPA's ability to clean-up life-threatening pollution. This extreme, ideological agenda will not create jobs, but it will cost lives. It prioritizes the narrow interests of politically connected polluter industries over the broader goal of safeguarding the lives and health of our children, communities, and families.
The League of Women Voters of the United States released the following statement from national president, Elisabeth MacNamara, regarding President Obama’s decision to delay issuing new clean air standard for ozone smog pollution.