Alexander Backs Clean Air Rule With Vote; Corker a ‘No’

U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., joined with Senate Democrats in voting down a measure seeking to overturn the Environmental Protection Agency’s new limits on mercury, arsenic and other toxic pollutants released by coal-powered power plants.
From Action Andy:
The measure, sponsored by Sen. James Inhofe, R-Okla., failed on a 53-46 vote.
The new rule “will hasten the day Memphis, Chattanooga and Knoxville are not three of the top five worst asthma cities in America and Nashville is not competing to be in the top 10,” Alexander said. “We know that every Tennessee metro area is struggling to stay within legal clean air standards.”
U.S. Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., a former Chattanooga mayor, voted to overturn the EPA rule.

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