Gallery: Republican Rand Paul Attempts to Revoke Part of the Clean Air ...


Republican Senator Rand Paul is currently attempting to repeal one of the newest pieces of the four-decade-old Clean Air Act. So far he’s sponsored a piece of legislation that seeks to eliminate the Cross State Air Pollution Rule instituted in July and set to take effect next year. The rule states that power plants in 28 states must take action to reduce or eliminate emissions that contribute to fine particle and ozone pollution in other states by instituting technology readily available on the market. The rule will help eliminate up to 34,000 premature deaths and almost a million other illnesses caused by this pollution. Sen. Paul has decided that this legislation will be disastrous to the economy and must be done away with. The Obama Administration has counter attacked with statistics that say the act will actually pull in about $100 billion in net benefits each year.

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1 Comment

  1. caeman November 9, 2011 at 3:51 pm

    I agree with you eco-hippies, this is bizarre.

    Until we can replace every coal plant with thorium reactors, ALL coal plants should have the scrubbing tech installed.

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