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President MacNamara Statement on Massachusetts TV Ad

April 29, 2011
Contact: Kelly Ceballos

President MacNamara Statement on Massachusetts TV Ad

April 29, 2011 - Washington, DC:  League of Women Voters President Elisabeth MacNamara issued the following statement: “It’s really a shame that Senator Brown does not understand that clean air is a public health issue.  Children, adults and seniors are harmed every day by air pollution. 

“Senator McCaskill, a Democrat, and Senator Brown, a Republican, voted to block new clean air standards and put the public health at risk by undermining the Clean Air Act.  The ads we are sponsoring in Missouri and Massachusetts are designed to spark a discussion about votes that let polluters off the hook and put our children at risk.

“The public needs to be informed about Senator Brown’s vote now that he is in Washington, DC,  as the Boston Globe observed on its editorial pages (April 13, 2011):  ‘But as a US senator in Washington, Brown last week voted to strip the Environmental Protection Agency of the authority to regulate any greenhouse gases. This is not the first time Brown has done a Jekyll-Hyde switch between Beacon Hill and Capitol Hill.’”