With polluters pouring hundreds of millions of dollars into lobbying and political contributions this year, Big Oil and King Coal are hoping to keep Sen. Bond's anti-clean air spirit alive well into the next Congress.
Promoters of dirty air have been vilifying the Clean Air Act since it was just a notion in a congressional subcommittee, four decades ago. They carry on with the same fear-mongering today, peddling the same old falsehoods.
For every dollar we've spent, we've received more than $40 of benefits, making the Clean Air Act one of the most cost-effective things the American people have done for themselves in the last half century.
On Sept. 14, Lisa Jackson will lead a celebration of the Clean Air Act's 40-year anniversary. It is appropriate to celebrate past successes, but in truth the Clean Air Act cannot handle today's pollution problems.
Temperatures are soaring across the U.S., and one major cause is burning coal for energy. With this comes new research that poor air quality isn't just a struggle for your lungs, it's just as tough on your heart.
Just when you thought the U.S. Senate couldn't do any less for clean energy and the environment than it's (not) done so far, we now face the real possibility of what would amount to a "stop-work order" on the Clean Air Act.
If you want to argue that there is renewed uncertainty over environmental regulation, don't pin it on the president for proposing legislation to cap greenhouse gas emissions. Blame conservatives for blocking it.