Hilarious! Telegraph might be the most misinformed or ill-informed MF poster. The Clean Air Act was the first regulation signed into law the very month EPA was created. We were destroying this beautiful country and the people with it. "Born in the wake of elevated concern about environmental pollution, EPA was established on December 2, 1970 to consolidate in one agency a variety of federal research, monitoring, standard-setting and enforcement activities to ensure environmental protection. Since its inception, EPA has been working for a cleaner, healthier environment for the American people."wikipedia: "Beginning in the late 1950s and through the 1960s, Congress reacted to increasing public concern about the impact that human activity could have on the environment. A key legislative option to address this concern was the declaration of a national environmental policy. Advocates of this approach argued that without a specific policy, federal agencies were neither able nor inclined to consider the environmental impacts of their actions in fulfilling the agency’s mission. The statute that ultimately addressed this issue was the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969."http://www.epa.gov/air/caa/40th.html40th Anniversary of the Clean Air Act"The Clean Air Act was signed by President Richard Nixon on December 31, 1970 to foster the growth of a strong American economy and industry while improving human health and the environment. President Richard Nixon recognized the Clean Air Act as a beginning, stating, 'I think that 1970 will be known as the year of the beginning, in which we really began to move on the problems of clean air and clean water and open spaces for the future generations of America'."The amendments to the original law were signed by another Republican President, GHW Bush. Long ago Republicans used to be sensible and willing to work with democrats for the health and well being of Americans. We truly can say there were good old days in America politics and they are gone. I hope they can return.http://www.epa.gov/air/caa/The Clean Air Act is the law that defines EPA's responsibilities for protecting and improving the nation's air quality and the stratospheric ozone layer. The last major change in the law, the Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990, was enacted by Congress in 1990. Legislation passed since then has made several minor changes.
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