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January 23, 2012 Press Release

“President Barack Obama presented an inspiring vision of the future to the Congress and the American people tonight. An America built to last should certainly be the hope of every member of Congress and every citizen of this nation.

October 6, 2011 Press Release

Today the House is scheduled to vote on two bills that setback America’s attempts to provide pure, clean natural resources for all of its citizens.  The Clean Air Act had been one of the most effective pieces of environmental legislation ever passed, and its success demonstrated that environmental responsibility and economic progress could operate hand-in-hand.  When Republicans have held the majority in Congress, however, they have continuously assaulted this bill to alleviate any environmental responsibility by private industry and allow abuses which have been widely condemned.

July 13, 2011 Press Release

Today the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced it would give a grant of up to $300,000 to the Center for Working Families in Atlanta to recruit, train, and place unemployed residents in five targeted Atlanta communities struggling with environmental issues.

April 22, 2011 Press Release

“It is a fitting coincidence that this Earth Day falls near the first anniversary of the tragic oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. There is nothing that underscores our need to honor the generosity and the bounty of nature more the natural disasters we witnessed here and around the world in the past two years. They help make it clearer than ever before that the resources of this little planet are not ours to hoard or ours to waste.”