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CONTACT OFFICE OF PUBLIC AFFAIRS

Thursday, March 10, 2005

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Gutierrez Applauds Release of the Clean Air Interstate Rule

“Today the Administration finalized the Clean Air Interstate Rule. This rule will bring significant health and clean air benefits, and it is also good news for American businesses.

“Once in effect, the Clean Air Interstate Rule will help keep energy prices stable, which is critical to preserving manufacturing jobs in this country. The Clean Air Interstate Rule is good environmental policy that will also help our strengthening economy. We should continue to support policies like this one, which is why I urge Congress to enact the Clear Skies legislation that builds, and improves upon the rule, extending the environmental and economic benefits from one region to the entire country”