Not only will the Clean Power Plan help to protect future generations from climate change it will protect the health of families.
Air pollution increases respiratory illness in vulnerable populations. It is projected that the EPA’s green power plan could prevent 3,500 deaths, 1,000 hospital admissions from heart and lung disease, 220 heart attacks.
In the video below two families talk about the ways that their health and their lives have been impacted by poor air quality. EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy joins the families to discuss how climate change is predicted to negatively impact air quality, which in turn impacts people’s health. She explains how the EPA’s Clean Power Plan will help to reduce harmful carbon pollution, and why our country must act now on climate change.
The Obama administration and the EPA are combating the sources of pollution that are contributing to climate change and posing serious health risks to the general population. Thanks to the Clean Power Plan millions of kids will have fewer asthma attacks in the future.
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