Clean Air Act 40th Anniversary 

The Clean Air Act turned 40 years old Tuesday.In Bangor, health professionals, civic leaders and other concerned citizens celebrated.They say the act has sharply reduced pollution from major sources of toxic chemicals.Organizers of the event say they want Maine’s senators to prevent the Clean Air Act from being watered down in congress.”There’s still a lot of work that needs to be done in protecting public health and the environment. We hope the senators will stand up for public health in the environment and continue to support the Clean Air Act,” said Emmie Theberge, Clean Energy Outreach Coordinator for the Natural Resource Council of Maine. Supporters of the Clean Air Act say it’s helped create new industries with green jobs that generate billions of dollars each year.