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News: ALA Responds to EPA Ozone Standard Update, Impact on Public Health

The new standard of 70 parts per billion (ppb) is still not strong enough, but it’s a step in the right direction. “Given the health threats from ozone, greater health protections are clearly needed,” said Harold P. Wimmer, National President and CEO of the American Lung Association.


My Story: Clean Air Is Important to Me Because of My Family

Clean air is important to me largely because my husband and several members of his family have asthma. I never knew how serious it was until we moved to the Atlanta area. That is, I never witnessed him have an environmentally-induced attack until we lived here


Media: Director’s LTE in the Macon Telegraph

Critics of the CPP mistakenly argue that the federal government is overreaching. But in reality, the CPP offers a flexible framework that allows Georgia to develop a tailored plan. To maximize health benefits, Georgia should take steps now to protect the health of our residents.


My Story: I Want a Future Where Air Quality is More Important

I worry about the effect of poor air quality on the health of everyone, particularly the children and elderly who are most vulnerable. I’d love to see a future where air quality is of more importance to our lawmakers. I think the U.S. could be seen a world leader when it comes to improving air quality.

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