"In the face of today's repeated attempts to put our health and safety at risk, Iowa's Senator Tom Harkin fought to make sure that Americans will have clean air to breathe. He helped beat back four different measures in the U.S. Senate that would have weakened the Clean Air Act, which protects Americans from dangerous pollution like mercury, carbon, and methane. Senator Harkin showed the kind of leadership that we need in Congress. Every Iowan who has lungs should call him to say thank you."
-Steve Cochran, Vice President, Environmental Defense Fund
April 6, 2011