On Thursday, May 24, 2012, concerned doctors, nurses, moms, and everyday citizens descended on Washington, DC and Chicago to testify at public hearings on the EPA'sproposed carbon standards for new power plants. Medical professionals and public health officials agree that carbon pollution, left unchecked, will contribute to climate change and an increase in dangerous smog, which will trigger more episodes of respiratory distress in children and seniors. For the approximately 15% of Pennsylvania children that have suffered from asthma, this new standard, which will reduce pollution by 123 billion pounds annually, will also help reduce missed school days, missed work days, severe asthma attacks, and hospital visits. The EPA’s proposed carbon pollution standard limiting industrial carbon pollution from new power plants is critical to protect the health of our children and families.
About the Clean Air Council
The Clean Air Council is a member-supported, nonprofit environmental organization dedicated to protecting everyone's right to breathe clean air. The Council works through public education, community advocacy, and government oversight to ensure enforcement of environmental laws.
The Council was founded in 1967 by a group of forward-looking community leaders, policy makers, and progressive business leaders. Headquartered in