U.S. Senator Scott Brown (R-MA) announced today that he will vote against S.J. Res. 37, a Resolution of Disapproval on the Environmental Protection Agency's Mercury and Air Toxic Standards rule (also known as MATS, or Utility MACT). If passed, the resolution could permanently block the EPA's clean air rules that curb emissions that are widely known to have toxic health effects.
"I have consistently supported the EPA's efforts to limit the emission of harmful and toxic pollutants, like mercury," said Senator Brown. "The people of Massachusetts expect and deserve to breathe clean air and have vital health protections in place."
"We commend Senator Brown on his vote to protect the people of Massachusetts from what Ronald Reagan called "the destructive trespass of pollution.' Senator Brown's brand of thoughtful conservatism is a standard others in Washington, D.C., should emulate," said Rob Sisson, president of ConservAmeri