Leading Public Health and Environment Groups Applaud Obama Administration Decision to Cut Toxic Emissions from Dirty Power Plants

The League and coalition partners sent a letter to Senate and House leadership, opposing the attachment of any anti-environmental riders to the spending and tax bills that Congress is trying to get done before the end of the year.

The League and coalition partners sent a letter to the Senate urging them to oppose S. 1786, which would block the EPA’s ability to clean-up life-threatening toxic air pollution.

United States Senate
Washington, DC 20510

Dear Senator:

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.

League President, Elisabeth MacNamara, sent a letter to the House of Representatives asking them to make the promise to protect public health through clean air standards.


TO: Members of the U.S. House of Representatives

FROM: Elisabeth MacNamara, President

RE: Make the Clean Air Promise

Dear Representative:

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 and and coalition partners sent a letter to Senators urging them to consider a number of important principles as they vote on budget proposals.

A Massachusetts business leader expressed disappointment in Senator Brown of Massachusetts after his votes in the Senate “that will harm the clean energy engine of economic recovery.”

In two blog posts Climate Campaign Director, Pete Altman, discusses Senator Brown’s votes in the Senate and his reaction the League’s advocacy on the Clean Air Act.

In a letter to the editor, an Arlington, Massachusetts resident calls attention to Senator Scott Brown's support of limiting air pollution as a state Senator and his reversal on that position as a U.S. Senator.