During the past 2 years, the Environmental Protection Agency initiated a series of pollution safeguards that, if sufficiently strong, can slash air pollution, dramatically reduce our dangerous dependence on oil, and ensure that polluters pay the true cost of mining and burning dirty coal and disposing of toxic coal combustion waste.
Recently, "Mapping Mortality," the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette series of articles about the long term effects of air pollution, reminded us that the battle to control air pollution is not finished.
Last year, EPA proposed rules to reduce transported pollution from large power plants. These life-saving safeguards and the authority of the Environmental Protection Agency to issue these protections are under attack at every turn by corporate polluters.
Moreover, the new Republican majority in the House has made EPA rollbacks a top priority and a rallying cry in its overall agenda.
These attacks will come in many forms, for example:
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