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Senators, Including Tim Kaine, to Expose Web of Denial Blocking Action...

Great stuff from Sen. Whitehouse's office. Also, I'm really happy to see Sen. Tim Kaine on this list, disappointed - but sadly not surprised...

This is How You Fight Back Against GOP Attacks on Clean...

You don't need to have a Ph.D. to talk about why we need clean air and climate action. You don't need to have a mastery of facts & figures.

In fact, you're your own target audience. You need to be able to talk about it in a way that people who don't know facts & figures either can understand. Don't worry about framing the issue or dazzling with statistics - tell a story.

Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) had the quote of the year back in January, summing up the fight against polluter-funded GOP attacks on the Clean Air Act: "There is a case to be made that, in the contest between corporate profits and children's lungs, someone should be standing up for children's lungs." Last week on the Senate floor, Sen. Whitehouse expanded on the case with a series of simple yet vivid examples.

If you don't have time to watch the clip, check out the full transcript at ClimateProgress.org.

Cross-posted from The Green Miles

Why Is Protecting The Clean Air Act So Critical?

If someone asks you why it's so important to fight Republican efforts to roll back the Clean Air Act, repeat this quote:
"There is a case to be made that, in the contest between corporate profits and children's lungs, someone should be standing up for children's lungs."

- Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI)

In a related story in today's Washington Post, Steven Pearlstein details how Republicans are combining nonsensical job-killing rhetoric with people-killing policies.

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