Sierra Club Launches Radio Ads Supporting EPA Plan to Limit Air Pollution from Power Plants

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Ads highlight risk to children in region with asthma
Kim Teplitzky, 267-307-4707,

Pittsburgh – Today the Sierra Club launched a new radio ad supporting the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed Clean Power Plan to limit dangerous carbon dioxide pollution from power plants. The ads highlight how pollution from power plants threatens more than 53,000 children in the region who suffer from asthma.

The ads were launched ahead of a Thursday hearing on the plan in downtown Pittsburgh, one of just four hearings the EPA is holding nationally. Hundreds of clean air supporters will be joining Pittsburgh leaders, including Mayor Bill Peduto, to rally and testify in support of the proposed plan.

Listen to the ads here

“The EPA’s Clean Power Plan offers relief for families suffering the harmful health impacts of air pollution from dirty power plants. The new plan will help clean up our air, making it safer to breathe for our region’s children while driving new investments in job-creating clean energy. The Clean Power Plan is a win-win for Pennsylvanians who want both healthy air and a stronger economy,” said Randy Francisco, Western Pennsylvania Organizing Representative for the Sierra Club.

Text of radio ads:

Fifty-three thousand children in our region suffer from asthma. It robs them of days of learning and play, and can even be deadly. Air pollution makes asthma even more dangerous for children.

It’s time we did something.

The new Clean Power Plan will cut dangerous carbon pollution from power plants, and it will help clean up our air. Learn how you can help all Pennsylvanians breathe easier at

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