American Lung Association Releases New Air Quality Poll Results

Voters Support Stronger Carbon Pollution Standards to Protect Public Health

Washington, D.C. (March 20, 2012)

The American Lung Association is releasing a new, nationwide bipartisan survey examining public views of the Clean Air Act and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) efforts to update and enforce lifesaving clean air standards, including carbon and mercury emissions from power plants. The results show a bipartisan majority of voters across the country, including in Maine, Pennsylvania and Ohio, supports strengthening safeguards against air pollution which will create, rather than destroy, jobs by encouraging innovation.

WHAT: The American Lung Association and its polling firm experts from Greenberg Quinlan Rosner Research and Perception Insight are available to discuss the critical findings of its latest bipartisan clean air survey.

WHEN: 10:00 a.m. (ET), Wednesday, March 21, 2012

WHO:

  • Peter M. Iwanowicz, Assistant Vice President of National Policy and Advocacy, American Lung Association
  • Andrew Bauman, Vice President, Greenberg Quinlan Rosner Research
  • Marc DelSignore, President, Perception Insight

WHY: Big polluters and their allies continue to attack clean air protections, such as the power plant mercury and air toxics standards and the boiler rule. In addition, the Obama Administration will soon release updated clean air standards for carbon pollution emitted by power plants. Despite more than a year’s worth of continued attacks on clean air protections, there continues to be strong, bipartisan support of the Clean Air Act and of the EPA’s ability to strengthen standards to reduce air pollution. Meanwhile voters’ feelings toward Congress continue to drop, especially among Democrats and independents.

How: To schedule an interview, contact Mary Havell at mary.havell@lung.org, (202) 715-3459.

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