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NOX SIP CALL STATEMENT
Release Date: 06/23/2000
FOR RELEASE: FRIDAY, JUNE 23, 2000
Yesterday, the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals made a final ruling upholding EPA's clean-air plan for the Eastern United States, known as the Nox SIP call. This decision will allow EPA and the eastern states to move forward on a fixed schedule to reduce harmful air emissions from the most polluting power plants and other industrial sources.
In response to that decision, EPA Administrator Carol M. Browner has issued the following statement:
"This decision is a major environmental victory for everyone living throughout the Eastern United States," said EPA Administrator Carol M. Browner. "It means that over a hundred million people will now breathe healthier air as the result of significant reductions in harmful emissions from the most polluting power plants throughout the region. This decision is an important victory in allowing the Clinton-Gore Administration to again move forward quickly with its far-reaching efforts to protect the public health and environment of all Americans. One of the major health benefits of this action will be the reduction of incidents of childhood asthma, which has been growing at alarming rates."