President Obama to Join American Lung Association for Telephone Briefing on EPA’s Carbon Pollution Standards Proposal

Washington, D.C. (May 30, 2014)

On Monday, June 2, 2014 the American Lung Association will host a telephone briefing with President Obama, national health groups, and health professionals from across the country on the EPA’s proposal of carbon pollution limits from existing power plants, expected health benefits, and opportunities to provide public input.

In advance of the event, Harold P. Wimmer, National President and CEO of the American Lung Association issued the following statement:

“We are honored to have the President join us to discuss the much anticipated carbon pollution standards that EPA is expected to propose on Monday. Evidence is clear that pollution from power plants is harming the health of our nation. For the 147 million - nearly half of all Americans - already living in areas with unhealthy levels of ozone or particle pollution, curbing carbon pollution emissions is a critical step forward for protecting public health from the impacts of climate change happening today. Having the President join us and our health partners underscores just how important this rule is to the health of American families.”

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About the American Lung Association
The American Lung Association is the leading organization working to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease, through research, education and advocacy. The work of the American Lung Association is focused on four strategic imperatives: to defeat lung cancer; to improve the air we breathe; to reduce the burden of lung disease on individuals and their families; and to eliminate tobacco use and tobacco-related diseases.  For more information about the American Lung Association, a holder of the Better Business Bureau Wise Giving Guide Seal, or to support the work it does, call 1-800-LUNGUSA (1-800-586-4872) or visit: www.Lung.org.