American Lung Association National President and CEO Harold P. Wimmer Responds to President Trump's Announcement that the United States Will Withdraw from the Paris Climate Agreement

In response to President Trump's announcement today that he will withdraw the United States from the Paris climate agreement, American Lung Association National President and CEO Harold P. Wimmer issued the following statement:

"Today's announcement to withdraw the United States from the Paris climate agreement puts President Trump on the wrong side of history. Climate change is already harming the health of people in the United States and worldwide through degraded air quality, heat waves, droughts, extreme storms, disease outbreaks, and more. Unchecked climate change is a global health crisis that threatens to reverse decades of health gains worldwide, with serious consequences for our children and generations to come."

To schedule a media interview with an American Lung Association expert about the health impacts of air pollution and how climate change affects our ability to clean up air pollution, contact Allison MacMunn at [email protected] or 312-801-7628.

For more information, contact:

Allison MacMunn
312-801-7628
[email protected]

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