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NRDC: Senate, President Obama Must Continue Fight Against Misguided House Overreach
Senate Votes Are a Victory for Clean Air, Health – but Fight is Far From Over

WASHINGTON (April 6, 2011) -- After the Senate today voted down several proposals to keep the Environmental Protection Agency from doing its job to protect Americans from carbon pollution, NRDC President Frances Beinecke issued the following statement:

"The Senate today turned back a wave of assaults on clean air and health, but as the continued overreach in the House shows, this fight is far from over. Those senators who supported any of the amendments before the Senate today chose to side with big polluters instead of the public -- and we will let the American people know where they stand. In the meantime, we expect Senate leadership and President Obama to continue standing firm in opposing these misguided efforts to dismantle the EPA's ability to limit carbon dioxide pollution."


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