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Comment Of Senator Patrick Leahy On The EPA's Next Round Of Clean Air Standards To Reduce Harmful Soot Pollution

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"I applaud the EPA and Administrator Jackson for this new standard that will save thousands of lives each year, giving Vermonters and all of the American people the priceless benefit of being able to breathe cleaner air. At last we have an air pollution standard that is based on the best available science and an extensive body of scientific evidence as the law requires. The courts have rightfully determined that the old standard is too weak to adequately protect Americans' health. We do not have to choose between a healthy economy and healthy air and lungs. We can and we should have both, and this will help."


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