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President Obama’s Visit to EPA Highlights Public Support for Clean Air, Water and Health Protections
NRDC: ‘’A Breath of Fresh Air after Year-Long Assault on Agency’’

WASHINGTON (January 10, 2012) – The following is a statement by Frances Beinecke, president of the Natural Resources Defense Council, on President Obama’s visit this afternoon to honor the men and women of the Environmental Protection Agency:

“The president is highlighting what most Americans expect: clean air, clean water and their health protected. His unwavering support for the dedicated men and women at EPA is a breath of fresh air after a year of senseless assaults on the agency led by Big Polluters and their Tea Party allies in Congress.”

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