"In the face of today's repeated attempts to put our health and safety at risk, New York's Senators Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand fought to make sure that Americans will have clean air to breathe. They 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. Senators Schumer and Gillibrand showed the kind of leadership that we need in Congress. Every New Yorker who has lungs should call them to say thank you."
-Steve Cochran, Vice President, Environmental Defense Fund
April 6, 2011