Schwarzenegger: Do Not Try To Adjust Clean Air Act
"I love the Clean Air Act," which was signed into law by President Nixon in 1970 and is "one of the most successful laws in American history," former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger (R) writes in a Wall Street Journal opinion piece. The act "has made our air dramatically cleaner, saved hundreds of thousands of lives, and substantially boosted our economy," he writes. However, "[s]ince January, there have been more than a dozen proposals in Congress to limit enforcement of clean-air rules, create special-interest loopholes and attempt to reverse scientific findings," Schwarzenegger notes, adding, "Congress should not substitute political calculations for scientific and medical facts."
- "The Clean Air Act Keeps Us Healthy" (Schwarzenegger, Wall Street Journal, 4/21).