These 6 SEIU members are fighting for clean power

08/03/2015

Asthma and other health hazards mean we must act

President Obama just unveiled his Clean Power Plan, which will improve our economy through the creation of jobs for hard-working Americans in a new energy economy — while improving the health of our families and their communities.

Dr. Hemant Sindhu—president of the Committee of Residents and Interns, an SEIU union of physicians—replied to the news that "These new standards will mean at least 140,000 fewer asthma attacks in children, nearly half a million fewer sick days from school or work, and thousands fewer deaths over the next 15 years. They will make our communities stronger and safer because they will be cleaner, less vulnerable to severe weather, and less dependent on unsustainable sources of energy."

Watch what these 6 SEIU 668 members had to say about how the Clean Power Plan will affect them.

Stephen Catanese has had asthma since an infant and supports the proposal to curb emissions especially from power plants.

Like many, Kathryn is allergic to a variety of indoor and outdoor pollutants. As she says it's vital to our health and wellbeing that we act on climate.

David wants to keep and preserve the world for his children.

Chris says Pittsburg has some of the worst air in the country. "I want to live a healthy life and not worry about air quality. I support the EPA."

Victor says our air quality should not limit our daily activities. "I've had asthma all of my life and the emissions limit and slow down my life."

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