Environmental Defense Fund Health Scientist testifies at U.S. House of Representatives hearing

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Katherine Owens, (512) 691-3447, kowens@edf.org
Sharyn Stein, (202) 572-3396, sstein@edf.org

(Washington, D.C. February 5, 2014) Dr. Elena Craft, Health Scientist for Environmental Defense Fund (EDF), testified today before the U.S. House Committee on Science, Space and Technology.

The Committee held a hearing titled, “Examining the Science of EPA Overreach: A Case Study in Texas.” Dr. Craft testified on the critical need for more protective health measures for Texans.   

“It is science that informs us that so many health benefits are available to the people of Texas. Technologies exist that make those benefits achievable and cost-effective. We need leadership and cooperation from our representatives and public officials in employing common sense solutions to ensure that Texas has a vibrant economy and a healthy environment,” said Dr. Craft in her testimony.

Texas officials have continuously resisted clean air protections proposed by EPA, leaving Texans with unhealthy levels of air pollution and more carbon emissions than any other state in the nation. EDF believes Texas officials should work with EPA to implement the Clean Air Act and provide the vital clean air protections that Texans need.

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