Monday, December 12, 2005

State agencies rally to defend right to protect citizens from dirty air

STATE AND TERRITORIAL AIR POLLUTION PROGRAM ADMINISTRATORS/
ASSOCIATION OF LOCAL AIR POLLUTION CONTROL OFFICIALS

NEWS ADVISORY

STATES, LOCALITIES RALLY TO DEFEND
RIGHT TO PROTECT CITIZENS FROM DIRTY AIR

It’s bringing cleaner air from coast to coast: A well-reasoned and time-honored legal
authority that permits states to improve on federal mobile source pollution standards in
order to protect their citizens from dirty air.

But now a smoky cloud looms on the horizon.

Special interests, including car companies and diesel engine makers, want to take away
the right of state and local governments to protect their citizens. And they have been
urging the National Research Council, which is preparing to issue a report on states’
rights, to recommend doing so.

We want to tell you our side of the story: Why it would be a terrible mistake to interfere
with the right of state and local governments.

Please join us for a December 13 teleconference briefing, as state authorities explain
today’s system, why it has worked so well, and the nature of the potential threat.

Who: State Officials from California, Connecticut, New York, Massachusetts,
Oklahoma, Oregon, North Carolina and Washington

S. William Becker, Executive Director of STAPPA and ALAPCO

When: Tuesday December 13, 2005

12:30 p.m. EST/9:30 a.m. Pacific time

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