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On The Campaign Trail, Regulations Dominate The Environmental Debate

Published: Thursday, July 30 2015 6:58 a.m. MDT

April 1970, clouds of smoke pouring from the stacks of the St. Regis Paper Co. pollute the air over Jacksonville, Fla. Though some pollution has cleared throughout the years, asthma and other health problems relating to pollution is still an issue in the United States, according to NPR. (Associated Press) April 1970, clouds of smoke pouring from the stacks of the St. Regis Paper Co. pollute the air over Jacksonville, Fla. Though some pollution has cleared throughout the years, asthma and other health problems relating to pollution is still an issue in the United States, according to NPR. (Associated Press)

Our take: Governor Mitt Romney environmental plan has been more focused on thriving businesses that are being hurt by Obama's environmental regulations. President Barack Obama plans to make more environmental regulations. Whose plan will help the Americans more, in both health and jobs? Elizabeth Shogren from NPR explains what each policy could mean for the future:

"In previous elections, candidates from both parties have campaigned on pledges to be environmental presidents. This time, neither candidate is talking much about cleaning up the air or protecting scenic lands.

Instead, the debate has focused on whether and how much environmental regulations hurt businesses, especially the energy industry."

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