The Mark UP

American Lung Association launches billboards targeting Rep. Upton

Representative Fred Upton, Chairman of the powerful Energy and Commerce Committee, is coming under pressure from his constituents, and health and environmental groups for sponsoring a bill that would gut the EPA’s ability to implement the Clean Air Act.

Rep. Upton is flagrantly disregarding scientific findings, putting big polluters’ profits ahead of public health, and misrepresenting the implications of his bill.

More than 7 million children in the US currently suffer from asthma and the Clean Air Act has already prevented 1,700,000 asthma attacks since 1990.

It should come as no surprise that the American Lung Association has launched a billboard advertising campaign across southwest Michigan urging Rep. Upton to stop his attack on the Clean Air Act.

You can add your voice in support of public health today. Please call the U.S. Capitol Switchboard at (202) 224-3121, ask for your Members of Congress, and urge them to defend the Clean Air Act from Rep. Upton’s attacks.