Statement Of Sen. Alexander - Tennessee Counties Designated Non-Attainment

Posted on April 15, 2004

This shows the seriousness of the clean air challenge that Tennesseans face. That is why I'm supporting stronger national clean air legislation and why I signed a letter with 44 other senators for stronger mercury regulation. We need to go farther, faster to clean up the air than what the administration is proposing. Without help from a stronger federal law, I don't see any way for the citizens of Knoxville, Chattanooga or Memphis to clean the air enough to come into compliance.