Rhode Island Senators Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse vote for Clean Air Act for all Americans

Statement from Environmental Defense Fund

April 6, 2011
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NEWS RELEASE

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Tony Kreindler, 202-445-8108, tkreindler@edf.org
Sharyn Stein, 202-572-3396, sstein@edf.org

"In the face of today's repeated attempts to put our health and safety at risk, Rhode Island's Senators Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse 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 Reed and Whitehouse showed the kind of leadership that we need in Congress. Every person in Rhode Island who has lungs should call them to say thank you."

-Steve Cochran, Vice President, Environmental Defense Fund
April 6, 2011