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Tipton on 2019 Clean Air Report: Progress on Air Quality Shows Extremism of Green New Deal

June 9, 2020
Press Release

WASHINGTON— The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released its annual air report detailing the overall quality of air nationwide and trends on air pollutants and toxins. The 2019 report shows a significant decrease in numerous air pollutants and overall unhealthy air days, and continued progress made on air quality during times of economic growth. Congressman Scott Tipton (CO-03), provided the following statement on the report:

“The 2019 Clean Air Report underscores what we’ve known for a long time: policies like those included in the Green New Deal are overly draconian and unnecessary. The U.S. is showing the world that we can responsibly develop energy, grow jobs, and experience sustained economic growth all while simultaneously reducing pollution and carbon emissions. This report is good news for rural communities, which continually fight for their jobs and way of life against extreme policies. I commend the Administration for recognizing that innovation, not overregulation, will lead to meaningful reductions in pollution without devastating economic impacts.”

The full report is available here.