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Will Newt-Endorsed Rubio Join Him in Abolishing the EPA?

FLORIDA – Today, Newt Gingrich in his speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) is calling for the abolishment of the Environmental Protection Agency. Given Newt Gingrich’s endorsement of then-candidate Marco Rubio in the last election cycle, LCV President Gene Karpinski released the following statement to ask Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) if he will defend the EPA’S ability to protect public health and oppose Newt Gingrich’s call to eliminate the agency:

“For forty years the EPA has successfully protected the air we breathe and water we drink, while spurring innovation and creating countless jobs. With Newt Gingrich’s call to eliminate this essential agency we ask:  Will Senator Rubio stand with Newt Gingrich in protecting polluters at the expense of public health? Or will he defend the EPA’s ability to protect the health of all Americans while holding corporate polluters accountable?”

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