Sen. Boxer: Obama's Pollution Proposal Can Prevent Bronchitis, Asthma Attacks, Heart Attacks

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-07_c659ef7ca9.jpgUS Senator Barbara Boxer (WASHINGTON) -- Environmental Protection Agency hearings are discussing a proposed rule that would limit carbon pollution from power plants. The proposal, from the Obama administration, would cut pollution 30% by 2030. Senator Barbara Boxer supports the proposal, saying it would save and improve thousands of lives. "It will avoid up to 3,700 cases of bronchitis in children; 150,000 asthma attacks; 3,300 heart attacks; 6,600 premature deaths and 490,000 missed days of school and work," Boxer said.

Boxer cited a recent ABC News/Washington Post poll that reported about 70% of Americans believe such a rule is needed.

The June poll found 57% of Republicans, 76% of Independents, and 79% of Democrats support limiting greenhouse gases from existing power plants.

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