Vermont Senators Patrick Leahy and Bernie Sanders vote for Clean Air Act for all Americans

April 6, 2011


Tony Kreindler, 202-445-8108,
Sharyn Stein, 202-572-3396,

“In the face of today’s repeated attempts to put our health and safety at risk, Vermont’s Senators Patrick Leahy and Bernie Sanders 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 Leahy and Sanders showed the kind of leadership that we need in Congress. Every person in Vermont who has lungs should call them to say thank you.”

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