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News: Pediatrician Calls on Congress to Act on Climate

News: Pediatrician Calls on Congress to Act on Climate

“Make Congress feel climate change heat”
The Charlotte Observer
August 1, 2016
Submitted by Dr. Jennifer Caicedo,  vice president of the N.C. Asthma, Allergy and Immunology Society and a volunteer with Mothers & Others for Clean Air
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The health impacts of climate change demand immediate action. But incredibly, the U.S. House of Representatives just passed a bill that slashes funding for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and blocks the EPA’s limits on carbon and methane pollution. The bill also weakened and delayed other clean air protections.

I call on Congress to fully fund EPA and to reject attempts to block climate change and air pollution protections. Please join me to make sure Congress feels the heat.