REP. TED LIEU STATEMENT IN OPPOSITION TO H.R.4755, THE OZONE STANDARDS IMPLEMENTATION ACT
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Washington - Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D | Los Angeles County) issued the following statement for the record in opposition to H.R. 4755, the Ozone Standards Implementation Act:
I rise today in opposition to H.R. 4775, the Ozone Standards Implementation Act of 2016.
Protecting our air from dirty pollution should not be a partisan issue. We all want to breathe clean air. We all want our children to be able to play outside without risking an asthma attack due to high ozone levels.
Last year, the Environmental Protection Agency finalized new ozone rules designed to protect the health of all Americans, particularly those communities which are at higher risk for smog. H.R. 4775 would delay this rule and critically undermine the Clean Air Act, jeopardizing Americans’ health.
In my home state of California, smog used to be so bad that people were not allowed to go outside. We have made a lot of progress since then, and the last smog alert in California occurred in 1997. H.R. 4775 represents a step backward in our nation’s fight for cleaner air, and I urge my colleagues to vote no."