In response to the California Governor Jerry Brown signing the California Senate Bill 100, Harold P. Wimmer, National President and CEO of the American Lung Association, issued the following statement:
“Climate change and poor air quality are threats to public health in California. Once again, California has shown bold leadership - at a critical time – in pursuit of our clean energy, clean air future. We applaud Governor Brown for signing Senate Bill 100 into law at an historic moment in the fight for healthy air for all Californians.
“Air pollution contributes to asthma attacks and lung cancer, hospitalizations and even early death. Right now, 90 percent of Californians live in areas that experience poor air quality at some point during the year. Reducing carbon pollution will fight climate change and improve local air quality to save lives.”
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 education, advocacy and research. The work of the American Lung Association is focused on four strategic imperatives: to defeat lung cancer; to champion clean air for all; to improve the quality of life for those with lung disease and their families; and to create a tobacco-free future. 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.