Senate decides the health of American people, natural resources trumps interests of big polluters

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Senate votes to uphold the power of EPA to regulate dangerous greenhouse gases

WASHINGTON (04/06/2011) -

The U.S. Senate rejected four amendments today that would strip the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) of its ability to regulate the emission of greenhouse gas pollution that causes climate change and threatens the health of our communities and natural resources.

The following is a statement from Rodger Schlickeisen, president and CEO of Defenders of Wildlife:

“The Senate’s vote to allow EPA to do its job of protecting us from greenhouse gas pollution shows that Congress has not lost touch with the interests of the voters that put them in office. Today’s vote enables the EPA to continue the mission it was created to do -- keep American families and natural resources safe and healthy.”

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Learn about how Defenders is working to protect American lands, wildlife and people from the harmful impacts of climate change. 

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Caitlin Leutwiler, (202) 772-3226; cleutwiler@defenders.org

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