Letter: Say ‘yes’ to Clean Power Plan

Last modified: 11/5/2015 6:43:03 AM
As a mother and grandmother, I am deeply concerned about air pollution and my children and grandchild’s health.

Air pollution can trigger asthma attacks, interfere with lung development and increase adverse birth outcomes. Air pollution can also change our climate and trigger extreme weather events.

To protect our families, we must significantly reduce carbon pollution. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently released the finalized Clean Power Plan – the first-ever limits on carbon pollution and the best opportunity we have as a country to confront the climate crisis. As a parent and grandparent, I am grateful to the EPA for taking steps to alleviate the negative effects of climate change and ensure a healthy environment for future generations.

Unfortunately, the Clean Power Plan is already under attack. We need as many of our elected officials to defend it as possible. Sen. Kelly Ayotte recently became the first Republican senator to support the Clean Power Plan.

Please join me in thanking Sen. Ayotte for moving beyond partisan politics and taking steps to protect our children’s health and future.

CYNTHIA L. GARLAND

Hopkinton




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