New Pollution Rules Will Reduce Asthma, Heart Attacks: Obama

New Pollution Rules Will Reduce Asthma, Heart Attacks: Obama

Via AFP:

US President Barack Obama said Saturday that his administration's proposals to cut carbon emissions will prevent thousands of asthma cases and heart attacks each year.

Obama's prediction came during his regular weekly broadcast address as he discussed proposed guidelines designed to "cut down on the carbon pollution, smog, and soot."

The administration will release the guidelines in the coming week.

Some 40 percent of the country's carbon pollution comes from power plants -- and while there are limits on the amount of toxic chemicals like mercury and arsenic that the plants can produ...

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