Yes… and JunkScience.com is leading the charge.
American Lung Association “advocacy specialist” Jim Harrington writes in the Detroit Free Press:
The ink has barely dried on the long awaited mercury and air toxics standards, and already there are some in Congress furiously working to unravel this and other vital healthy air protections…
As eager as some in Congress are to protect the right of power plant operators to sully the air we breathe, our own U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, seems just as keen on undermining regulations of air pollution by companies that use industrial boilers under the cloak of the payroll tax bill. Upton is leading the charge to blockade the cleanup of hazardous, mercury-laden emissions generated by the nation’s largest and dirtiest industrial boilers, which are responsible for as many as 8,100 deaths and 52,000 asthma attacks every year.
At every turn, our right to breathe clean air is under attack. Now that some in Congress are more eager to shelter corporate polluters than they are to protect public health, never has our fight for healthy air been subject to such deliberate political engineering.
If we want to see our state’s air quality improve for the sake our nearly 3 million children, every Michigan voter must tell Washington to cease efforts to block, weaken or delay our rightful Clean Air Act protections.
We challenged the Lung Association to produce any evidence that ambient air quality harmed anyone last year. It has produced nothing — except hot air like Harrington’s.
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