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Media Coverage: Letter to the Editor in the AJC

Media Coverage: Letter to the Editor in the AJC

Michelle Wiseman, the parent of a child with asthma and a M&O supporter, wrote to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution expressing her support for restrictions on carbon emissions from power plants.

Here is the full text of her letter from the July 21, 2014 edition of the paper:

Back stricter air controls in Georgia

It’s a terrible feeling to watch anyone with asthma struggle to breathe during an asthma attack, but it’s even worse when it’s your daughter. That’s why I feel so strongly about the Environmental Protection Agency’s efforts to clean up our air and reduce carbon emissions from power plants.

For years, fossil fuel-fired power plants have been allowed to release unlimited amounts of carbon dioxide without regard for how it might affect air quality. Air pollution makes people sick, and it contributes to the increasingly erratic climate changes we’re experiencing. As part of the president’s clean power plan, each state must reduce CO2 emissions to help cut overall carbon pollution levels by 30 percent by 2030. It’s time for Georgia residents to take a stand in support of clean, healthy air. I know my daughter and many other children in our state will directly benefit from this important public health measure.