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Protect the Clean Power Plan – A Critical Clean Air Safeguard

We need your help to protect the air we breathe. The Administration is trying to eliminate limits on power plant carbon pollution – leaving millions of people at risk.

OCTOBER 10, 2017: Today, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt announced an EPA proposal to revoke the Clean Power Plan– the nation's first national limits on power plant carbon pollution adopted in 2015.

Without the Clean Power Plan in place, power plants will once again be free to emit unlimited carbon pollution – exacerbating climate change and threatening public health. In 2015, EPA estimated that the Clean Power Plan would prevent 90,000 pediatric asthma attacks and 3,600 premature deaths each year once fully implemented.

Furthermore, the Trump Administration's proposal disregards decades of medical research and denies the life-saving value of cleaning up particle pollution, a pollutant that causes asthma attacks, lung cancer, heart attacks and premature death, for which there is no known safe threshold according to the World Health Organization. EPA's move tips the scales toward allowing more pollution in the air we breathe and away from taking action to address climate change, making it harder to achieve truly healthy air for all.

Join the American Lung Association today as we fight to keep the air we breathe clean for today and the future.

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