Media Telebriefing: New American Lung Association Poll Shows Strong Public Support of Clean Air Act

Public Health Charity Hosts Discussion of Critical Findings

Washington, D.C. (February 15, 2011)

The American Lung Association recently conducted a nationwide, bipartisan survey to examine public views of the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) enforcement of clean air standards. The results of the survey, which show strong support of the Clean Air Act, come at a critical time, as the U.S. House of Representatives is voting Thursday on a proposed funding bill for the federal government for the remainder of FY11. The House has proposed cutting EPA’s budget by one third, which will drastically impact EPA’s ability to save lives by protecting the public health from air pollution.

WHAT: The American Lung Association will reveal the results of its nationwide, bipartisan clean air survey via teleconference.

WHEN: Wednesday, February 16, 2011, 12:00 p.m. (ET)

WHO:

  • Paul G. Billings, American Lung Association, Vice President of National Policy and Advocacy
  • Peter M. Iwanowicz, American Lung Association, Assistant Vice President, National Policy and Advocacy
  • Michael Bocian, Principal, Greenberg Quinlan Rosner Research
  • Jon McHenry, Partner and Vice President, Ayers McHenry & Associates

Dial In Details: Number: (866) 551-3680; Participant PIN Code: 4233732#

Web Conference Details:

Please note: Link to recording of teleconference will be available at approximately 4:00 p.m. ET.

WHY: With strong bipartisan support for the past 40 years, the Clean Air Act has enabled EPA and the states to cut emissions of the most widespread air pollutants by 60 percent. This great achievement in reducing air pollution came at the same time as the nation more than doubled its economy output. The American Lung Association is deeply concerned with the U.S. House of Representatives’ proposed spending cuts, which include slashing the EPA’s budget by one-third for FY11. These cuts would severely limit the EPA’s ability to protect the public from toxic air pollution.

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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.