ANHE Joins 14 Health and Medical Groups in Opposition to EPA’s Proposal to Weaken Carbon Pollution Limits on New Power Plants


15 Health and Medical Groups Strongly Oppose EPA’s Proposal to Weaken Carbon Pollution Limits on New Power Plants

(December 6, 2018) – WASHINGTON, D.C. Today the acting administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Andrew Wheeler, announced a proposal to dramatically weaken the Carbon Pollution Standards for New, Modified and Reconstructed Power Plants, which are protections against carbon pollution that have been in effect since 2015. In response, the American Lung Association, Allergy & Asthma Network, Alliance of Nurses for Healthy Environments, American Academy of Pediatrics, American Public Health Association, Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health, Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, Center for Climate Change and Health, Children’s Environmental Health Network, Health Care Without Harm, Medical Society Consortium on Climate & Health, National Association of County and City Health Officials, National Medical Association, Physicians for Social Responsibility, and the Public Health Institute issued the following statement, which can be viewed here.

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