American Lung Association Responds to Decision by the U.S. Supreme Court to hear the Appeal by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on the Cross State Air Pollution Rule

Statement of the American Lung Association

Washington, D.C. (June 24, 2013)

The American Lung Association applauds the decision by the U.S. Supreme Court to hear the appeal by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on the Cross State Air Pollution Rule.  This Rule follows the “good neighbor” principle established in the Clean Air Act to cut pollution that spreads across the borders of 28 eastern states. For too long, ozone smog and particle pollution have traveled far from their sources, threatening lives and health across far away state borders. If the Court upholds the Cross State Air Pollution Rule, these protections would save up to 34,000 lives each year. We look forward to sharing with the Court information about the health benefits of this important decision.

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