06 Mar '12, 10pm

New Ad: What if Polluter Lobbyists in Washington Were Replaced with Asmathic Children?

WASHINGTON, DC (March 6, 2012) – If every polluter’s lobbyist around Congress was suddenly replaced by severely asthmatic children, then maybe Congress wouldn't always be trying to gut clean air standards. On Wednesday, the Sierra Club and the Natural Resources Defense Council will launch a seven-figure TV ad buy based on that theme and aimed at raising public awareness of and support for President Obama’s and the EPA’s new safeguards against industrial carbon pollution from power plants. The ad reflects the growing body of scientific evidence that warming temperatures caused by industrial carbon pollution worsen smog pollution, which in turn causes asthma attacks and other respiratory illnesses. The Environmental Protection Agency is planning, as early as next week, to propose first-ever safeguards against industrial carbon pollution from new power plants. "Doctors and nu...

Full article: http://www.nrdc.org/media/2012/120306a.asp

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