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Landrieu says "deceives" the public

By Juliet Eilperin

Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-La.) is not pleased with the new ads targeting her efforts to block the Environmental Protection Agency from regulating greenhouse gases under the Clean Air Act, according to her spokesman Aaron Saunders.

"Senator Landrieu strongly supports the Clean Air Act, but she believes that using it to regulate greenhouse gases undermines the original intent of the law. Its primary focus is on reducing acid rain, air pollution, and toxic emissions, like mercury," Saunders wrote in an e-mail. "Greenhouse gases are generally not toxic to human. In fact, humans emit the most common greenhouse gas -- carbon dioxide -- in every breath we exhale. The ad explicitly deceives the American people about Sen. Landrieu's intentions: she and her colleagues do not want to weaken the Clean Air Act. They want to protect public support for this effective law by ensuring it is not misapplied to greenhouse gases."


Juliet Eilperin

 |  February 1, 2010; 1:38 PM ET Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   StumbleUpon   Technorati  
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Please report offensive comments below. deceives the public, the Pope is Catholic, and bears sit in the woods.


Posted by: JamesMeager1 | February 1, 2010 3:49 PM
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Heat can be just as "toxic" to life on earth as acid. Let's leave Mary Landrieu in a 140 degree hot tub for a week and see if she changes her mind.

Posted by: JimZ1 | February 1, 2010 3:05 PM
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I am not so sure of Landrieu's commitment to the environment. Her own stat of Louisiana is so polluted that there is an advisory to "swim at your own risk" in all waters in the state of Louisiana due to pollution.

Posted by: Pirate2 | February 1, 2010 2:46 PM
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Acid rain isn't toxic to humans, Senator.

Posted by: mw09 | February 1, 2010 2:26 PM
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Democrats should be wary of the beast they created in They were happy enough when was attacking President Bush, but not so happy now that they are the target.

Posted by: SUMB44 | February 1, 2010 2:26 PM
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