If politicians in Washington were struggling to breathe like severely asthmatic children, then maybe many in Congress wouldn't be trying to gut clean air standards. On Tuesday LCV and Mom’s Clean Air Force launched a seven-figure TV ad buy aimed at raising public awareness of and support for EPA’s new safeguards against industrial carbon pollution from new power plants.
Doctors, nurses, scientists and other experts say that industrial carbon pollution is dangerous for children because it makes smog pollution worse, which triggers asthma attacks and permanently damages and reduces the function of children’s lungs. Leading public health groups like the American Lung Association and the American Public Health Association support strict limits on industrial carbon pollution and have linked this dangerous air pollution to asthma attacks, heart attacks and even premature deaths.
Add your voice to the tens of thousands of LCV members who have already submitted a public comment in support of the EPA’s proposed new standards for industrial carbon pollution.