Inhofe Commemorates 25th Anniversary of 1990 Clean Air Act Amendments
WASHINGTON – U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), chairman of the U.S. Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee, today released the following statement in advance of the 25th anniversary for the enactment of the Clean Air Act amendments of 1990:
“Over the past 25 years, our nation has made great strides in improving our environment as a result of the bipartisan 1990 Clean Air Act Amendments. As a result of this law, Americans are breathing the cleanest air in several decades and we continue to make progress in reducing pollutants. These environmental advancements have even simultaneously taken place while our nation has increased its use of energy consumption by 47 percent, population has grown by 53 percent, and economic development as improved by 219 percent. As an original cosponsor, I can say first hand that these accomplishments were achievable because of a collaborative effort between Congress and the Bush administration who worked tirelessly together to find bipartisan solutions that would safeguard Americans’ health and environment while also continuing to encourage our nation’s economic advancement.”
Congress revised the Clean Air Act to address environmental issues involving acid rain, urban air pollution, toxic air emissions, and stratospheric ozone depletion. Sen. Jim Inhofe was an original cosponsor of these bipartisan amendments that were signed into law on Nov. 15, 1990, by then President George H.W. Bush.