EPA's estimates for health benefits from Clean Power Plan are on target

Shannon Muchmore

August 4, 2015

Modern Healthcare

Experts say estimations of how Americans' health could improve with lowered emissions are accurate. President Barack Obama on Monday formally announced a plan that calls for cutting power sector carbon emission by 32% from 2005 levels. The Environmental Protection Agency touted the health benefits that would result from implementation of the Clean Power Program. The American Lung Association agreed. In a statement posted on the organization's website, CEO Harold Wimmer said the regulations would result in significant health benefits.“Consider those most at risk: infants, children, older adults, people with lung disease, people with cardiovascular disease or diabetes, people with low income and anyone who works outdoors,” he said. 

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