12 Aug '11, 5pm

Air support: Join the fight for stronger air pollution safeguards

Air support: Join the fight for stronger air pollution safeguards

Co-written by Sierra Club Conservation Director Sarah Hodgdon. Shortness of breath. Wheezing. Tightening of the chest. Coughing. These are just some of the symptoms of an asthma attack, and if you’ve ever had one, you know the fear. If your child has ever had one, you know the terror: Asthma strikes one out of every 10 school children and is the No. 1 reason kids miss school in the United States. If Lisa Jackson and the Environmental Protection Agency could do something to prevent thousands of asthma attacks every year—shouldn’t they do it? Nationwide, we’re seeing Americans stand up and call for pollution standards that will clean up our air and protect public health. Just this week in Washington, D.C., activists took to the sidewalks in front of EPA’s headquarters to urge the agency and the Obama administration to issue strong clean air protections immediately. Dressed i...

Full article: http://www.grist.org/coal/2011-08-11-we-need-strong-air-p...

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