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Fri March 25, 2011
Protestors bring giant inhalers to Congressman Fred Upton
Several protestors rallied outside Congressman Fred Upton’s offices in Kalamazoo Friday.
Nicole Lowen is the with Environment Michigan, a state-wide advocacy group that tries to protect clean air, water and open spaces.
“We had gigantic, oversized asthma inhalers that we dropped off at his office just to represent the thousands of his constituents that are likely to suffer more frequent and severe health problems if he’s successful in stripping away these critical clean air protections.”
She says they were protesting a bill (H.R. 910) Upton introduced that would prevent the Environmental Protection Agency from regulating carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases.
Upton chairs the Energy and Commerce Committee in the U.S. House. The republican from St. Joseph says allowing the EPA to regulate greenhouse gas emissions will drive up energy costs, destroy jobs and make America less competitive globally.
“Such regulatory authority can only come from elected legislators, not unelected bureaucrats. We must not allow this administration to regulate what they have been unable to legislate,” Upton said in a press release issued Friday.