Children's health and Republican efforts to lift restrictions on air pollutants
"The Clean Air Act is under attack.
House Republicans have passed a bill to lift restrictions on pollutants in the air we breathe. The Clean Air Act is considered one of the most cost-effective laws ever enacted in the United States. While costing relatively little, it has saved billions of dollars in health care costs due to respiratory and heart diseases. The Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) most recent report concludes that by 2020, implementation costs of the act will have reached $65 billion while the benefits in health care savings, not to mention lives saved, will reach $2 trillion."