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  If ever we had proof that our nation's pollution laws aren't working, it's reading the list of industrial chemicals in the bodies of babies who have not yet lived outside the womb.  
 -  Louise Slaughter
  

  Clean energy is about offering people the opportunity to do what's right for themselves and the people they love. It's about reducing the pollution that makes people sick. It's about helping the low-income families struggling to pay their gas and electricity bills.  
 -  Gloria Reuben
  

  Cities all over the world are getting bigger as more and more people move from rural to urban sites, but that has created enormous problems with respect to environmental pollution and the general quality of life.  
 -  Alan Dundes
  

  I would like nuclear fusion to become a practical power source. It would provide an inexhaustible supply of energy, without pollution or global warming.  
 -  Stephen Hawking
  

  That we have children coming into this world already polluted, at the same time we don't know what the effects of that pollution will be on their mental and physical development, is both bad policy and immorally wrong.  
 -  Louise Slaughter
  

  Ethanol has reduced our nation's dependence on imported energy, created thousands of jobs, reduced air pollution, and increased energy security. And renewable fuels cost less at the pump. It is a growth fuel that fuels opportunities for millions of Americans.  
 -  Lane Evans
  

  What I loathe is the multi-national conglomerates who must take responsibility for the degradation and pollution of so much of our landscape with their factory farming and greed.  
 -  Fay Godwin
  

  Approximately 80% of our air pollution stems from hydrocarbons released by vegetation, so let's not go overboard in setting and enforcing tough emission standards from man-made sources.  
 -  Ronald Reagan
  

  The problem is that everywhere the gas drilling industry goes, a trail of water contamination, air pollution, health concerns and betrayal of basic American civic and community values follows.  
 -  Jorja Fox
  

  There's so much pollution in the air now that if it weren't for our lungs there'd be no place to put it all.  
 -  Robert Orben
  

  Our planet is warming due to pollution from human activities. And a warming climate increases the likelihood of extreme weather.  
 -  Gloria Reuben
  

  Environmental pollution is an incurable disease. It can only be prevented.  
 -  Barry Commoner
  

  Pollution is nothing but the resources we are not harvesting. We allow them to disperse because we've been ignorant of their value.  
 -  R. Buckminster Fuller
  

  The most important pathological effects of pollution are extremely delayed and indirect.  
 -  Rene Dubos
  

  I rant and rave about noise pollution.  
 -  Robert Carlyle
  

  In my home state of Delaware, we've done our homework and worked hard and, as a result, we've made great strides in cleaning up our own air pollution. Unfortunately, a number of the upwind states to the west of us have not made the same commitment to reducing harmful pollution by investing in cleaner air.  
 -  Tom Carper
  

  A day spent praising the earth and lamenting man's pollutionist history makes you feel like a superior, sensitive soul.  
 -  Russell Baker
  

  We now see numerous examples of brands working together to address issues such as environmental degradations, climate control, pollution, poverty and disease.  
 -  Daniel Mainwaring
  

  Mercury pollution from power plants is a national problem that requires a national response.  
 -  Tom Allen
  

  Have we failed to slow global warming pollution in part because climate and environmental activists have been too polite and well behaved?  
 -  Virgil Goode
  

  The biggest tab the public picks up for fossil fuels has to do with what economists call 'external costs,' like the health effects of air and water pollution.  
 -  Virgil Goode
  

  It isn't pollution that's harming the environment. It's the impurities in our air and water that are doing it.  
 -  Dan Quayle
  

  With so much at risk, you might expect Australia to be at the forefront of the clean-energy revolution and the international effort to cut carbon pollution. After all, the continent's vast, empty deserts were practically designed for solar-power installations.  
 -  Virgil Goode
  

  Australia is the only island continent on the planet, which means that changes caused by planet-warming pollution - warmer seas, which can drive stronger storms, and more acidic oceans, which wreak havoc on the food chain - are even more deadly here.  
 -  Virgil Goode
  

  The prevailing ideology of the modern west - which is political economy - is in the doghouse. Having failed to notice atmospheric pollution, the economists then frightened themselves with the sort of financial crisis they said they had abolished.  
 -  James Buchan
  

  The pollution they produce, market, sell, and show to billions around the world is at its core contemptuous of the country that gave them better lives than nearly 100 percent of everybody who's ever lived. And they pass that contempt along for everyone to see.  
 -  John Ratzenberger
  

  I strongly support the Bush Administration's clean diesel rules, which will reduce air pollution from diesel engines by more than 90 percent, and reduce the sulfur content of diesel fuel by more than 95 percent.  
 -  Steve Buyer
  

  All I know about thermal pollution is that if we continue our present rate of growth in electrical energy consumption it will simply take, by the year 2000, all our freshwater streams to cool the generators and reactors.  
 -  David R. Brower
  

  If our nation wants to reduce global warming, air pollution and energy instability, we should invest only in the best energy options. Nuclear energy isn't one of them.  
 -  Arne Jacobsen
  

  I spend a year at the Hoover Institute at Stanford, researching market approaches to air pollution control.  
 -  Gale Norton
  

  Their blood has washed out their foul footsteps' pollution. No refuge could save the hireling and slave from the terror of flight or the gloom of the grave.  
 -  Francis Scott Key
  

  What they are doing is taking something that otherwise creates pollution and turning it into something useful.  
 -  Barbara Lee
  

  Greenhouse gas pollution, through its contribution to global climate change, presents a significant threat to Americans' health and to the environment upon which our economy and security depends.  
 -  Eugene McCarthy
  

  When discussing overall impacts on employment, it is important not to overlook the new technologies and industries that can be driven by pollution control standards.  
 -  Eugene McCarthy
  

  There is no threshold level of fine particle pollution below which health risk reductions are not achieved by reduced exposure.  
 -  Eugene McCarthy
  

  We already have the statistics for the future: the growth percentages of pollution, overpopulation, desertification. The future is already in place.  
 -  Gunther Grass
  

  Talking about pollution, nobody's holy. They who pollute, sinned against nature.  
 -  Toba Beta
  

  The health effects of air pollution imperil human lives. This fact is well-documented.  
 -  Eddie Bernice Johnson
  

  Rhode Island works hard to reduce air pollution in our communities. We passed laws to prohibit cars and buses from idling their engines and to retrofit school buses with diesel pollution controls. But there is only so much a single state can do, particularly against out-of-state pollution.  
 -  Sheldon Whitehouse
  

  As is widely accepted, putting a price on carbon pollution is the lowest cost and most efficient way to tackle dangerous climate change.  
 -  Wayne Swan
  

  Five states - Ohio, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Illinois and North Carolina - have been identified by the EPA as contributing significantly to Rhode Island pollution. As of 2010, 284 tall smokestacks - stacks over 500 feet - were operating in the United States: needles injecting poison into the atmosphere.  
 -  Sheldon Whitehouse
  

  Doing all we can to combat climate change comes with numerous benefits, from reducing pollution and associated health care costs to strengthening and diversifying the economy by shifting to renewable energy, among other measures.  
 -  David Suzuki
  

  Today we're dumping 70 million tons of global-warming pollution into the environment, and tomorrow we will dump more, and there is no effective worldwide response. Until we start sharply reducing global-warming pollution, I will feel that I have failed.  
 -  Al Gore