The American Lung Association last week announced its support of the Pickens Plan. (Earlier post.) The Pickens Plan focuses on investing in renewable energy, such as solar and wind power, and using natural gas for fleet transportation.
Every person is dependent upon clean air for health and vitality. Yet millions of Americans are consistently exposed to pollution at levels that are scientifically proven to be harmful. The American Lung Association applauds Mr. Pickens’ goal of harnessing cleaner energy alternatives because cleaner energy will make our air healthier to breathe. The American Lung Association is enthusiastic about engaging in this effort to build further support for the Pickens Plan. Cleaner energy, such as the wind and solar power that the Pickens Plan recommends, is a solution that we support.—Steve Nolan, Chairman of the American Lung Association
Lung disease is the third leading cause of death in the United States. The American Lung Association is one of the foremost defenders of the Clean Air Act. The organization publishes the State of the Air Report each year, which ranks the nation’s most polluted cities, and is a strategic leader on the impact of air quality on health.