Securing Cleaner Air

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Every person has the right to clean air, and under President Obama’s leadership, there are stronger protections than ever to safeguard public health and save lives.

The measures that have been put in place by the Obama administration will help avert tens of thousands of premature deaths, heart attacks and asthma attacks every year.   

Key highlights:

  • The first-ever national limits on mercury, arsenic and other toxic air pollutants from power plants.
  • Limits on mercury and other pollutants from industrial air polluters, such as cement plants, industrial boilers and waste incinerators.
  • New standards for cleaner vehicles and gasoline.
  • Stronger standards for smog pollution.