"Public Health Groups Launching Campaign To Defend EPA Climate Rules"

"A coalition of public health organizations in the coming weeks plans to step up efforts to oppose legislation that would block or delay Environmental Protection Agency climate rules.

The American Lung Association recently hired Peter Iwanowicz, a former New York state environmental official, to head up a new campaign to pressure lawmakers to reject efforts to limit EPA's authority to regulate greenhouse gas emissions.

Iwanowicz is working to build a coalition of public health groups to inform lawmakers about the health risks of increased levels of pollutants like carbon dioxide in the atmosphere."

Andrew Restuccia reports for The Hill's E2 Wire February 3, 2011.

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