We also oppose the administration’s move to repeal the Clean Power Plan, the Obama administration’s plan to reduce carbon pollution from coal-fired and other power plants.
The extra pollution that will result from blocking the Clean Power Plan will, according to our analysis, not only contribute to global warming, but also cut short 3,600 lives and trigger 90,000 asthma attacks in children each year by 2030.
Health professionals have also been vocal on this issue, thanks in part to our outreach. Before President Trump was sworn into office, 1,100 health professionals called on him to take strong action on global warming. “Climate change is perhaps the most serious public health threat today. It cannot wait four years. We must act now,” said Dr. Anthony Schlaff, Director of Public Health Programs at Tufts University.