EDITOR:I would like to recognize U.S. Senators Stabenow and Levin for voting against the Congressional Review Act (S.J. Res. 37) that sought to eliminate the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Mercury and Air Toxics Standards.
With a legacy of bipartisan support, the Clean Air Act has a long history of success in reducing pollution that threatens fish, wildlife, and their habitats. The mercury rule is a fundamental part of our duty to safeguard public health and ensure cleaner air and water for our children.
Hunters, anglers, and outdoor enthusiasts from across the country support action to reduce mercury, carbon, and other toxic pollution in order to safeguard fish, wildlife, and their habitats which provide ecosystem services and quality of life for our citizens. The Clean Air Act has a strong and proven track record of protecting public health along with our lakes, forests, wildlife, national parks, and other natural treasures from untold damage while allowing our economy to prosper.
The recent vote by Michigan's senators in support of the Clean Air Act is appreciated by a broad coalition of environmental, health, sportsmen, and faith groups that stands ready to work in ensuring Congress can deliver more jobs, energy independence, and clean air and water for future generations.