To the editor:
Our nation’s most important pollution law is under attack. Some in Congress want to repeal virtually any federal or state protections against the buildup of dangerous carbon pollution. They want to give big polluters free rein to continue dumping unlimited amounts of dangerous carbon pollution into our air, threatening our health and perilously warming the planet.

Sacrificing the health and safety of all Americans and our planet for the profit and convenience of the nation’s biggest polluters — specifically, by exempting dangerous greenhouse gases from regulation under the Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, National Environmental Policy Act, Endangered Species Act and other bedrock environmental laws — is the wrong way to go.

The Clean Air Act, Endangered Species Act and other laws make up the safety net that protects our children’s future, and we can’t allow Congress to shred that net for polluters’ profit.


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