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American Lung Association Opposes California Proposition 6

Prop 6 Repeals Clean Transportation Solutions

(October 23, 2018) - SACRAMENTO, Calif.

The American Lung Association in California is opposing Proposition 6 because it would derail funding for safer, healthier transportation solutions.

“Californians know too well the toll transportation pollution takes on our air and our health,” said Will Barrett, Clean Air Advocacy Director for the American Lung Association in California. “We can’t afford to let Proposition 6 keep us from healthier communities and cleaner air.”

The American Lung Association’s 2018 State of the Air report found that 8 of the 10 most polluted cities in the United States are in California, including Los Angeles, San Diego and Sacramento. Millions of Californians face increased health risks due to unhealthy air, including children, seniors and millions of residents living with asthma, COPD and other heart and lung illnesses. Emissions from cars, trucks and other transportation sources are the main cause of air pollution and climate change threatening the health of Californians.

“Californians value the progress we’ve made on cleaning up our air, protecting our children and solving difficult problems through smart policies,” Barrett noted. “The answer to a healthier California is not to throw up new roadblocks on the road to clean air.”

Proposition 6 would repeal provisions of Senate Bill 1 of 2017 which created significant new opportunities to repair our aging transportation infrastructure while investing in transit and safer, healthier walking and biking projects that support clean air and a healthy climate.

For more information, please visit www.noprop6.org

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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 coveted 4-star rating from Charity Navigator and a Gold-Level GuideStar Member, or to support the work it does, call 1-800-LUNGUSA (1-800-586-4872) or visit: Lung.org.

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