National Disability Organization States that Climate Change is a Public Health Issue; Urges Congress to Support EPA Carbon Pollution Rule

August 13, 2015


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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently released a final rule that, when fully implemented, will cut carbon pollution from power plants by 32 percent (below 2005 levels) by 2030. The Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD) supports this Rule that will help prevent serious, long-term health consequences for the over 53 million Americans living with disabilities, including increased illnesses; secondary disabilities; and death due to respiratory illness, heat-related stress, insect-borne diseases and increase environmental disasters.