WASHINGTON, D.C., June 29, 2015:  Alliance for Justice President Nan Aron released the following statement today in response to the Supreme Court decision in Michigan v. EPA:

This decision to strike down EPA regulations cleaning up toxic air pollution literally puts lives in jeopardy.  The rule overturned by the majority today would have prevented 11,000 premature deaths every year.  Dirty air causes more hospitalizations and disease, and the EPA’s efforts to curb pollution have been scuttled by a conservative agenda that favors polluters over people.  Once again, the Roberts Court majority has overreached, using a tortured interpretation of the law to put the interests of big business ahead of common sense and public health.

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