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Even with one of its principal enemies, Lisa Murkowski, out after losing her Senate primary in Alaska, the Clean Air Act is still under threat. To educate Americans about all the good the landmark bill has done, Al Gore's Repower America has made a video featuring lots of familiar faces, including big stars like Alec Baldwin and the band OK Go.
Environmental Protection Agency Lisa P. Jackson has said that the CAA has prevented "200,000 premature deaths, 672,000 cases of bronchitis, 21,000 cases of heart disease, 843,000 asthma attacks and 18 million child respiratory illnesses."
The Clean Air Act has been under attack since it was passed and signed by Richard Nixon. Conservative lawmakers and industry have been trying to get a vote in the Senate to strip the EPA's authority, under the Clean Air Act, to regulate stationary sources of greenhouse gases. The Supreme Curt ruled that the EPA does have that authority and a responsibility to enforce it.
Find out more information at Repower America.