McClatchy Newspapers: Crackdown on coal pollution important step to ensure health of American public, neurologist says

Release Date: November 24, 2009

Alan Lockwood, professor of neurology, is quoted in an article distributed by McClatchy Newspapers looks at efforts by the Environmental Protection Agency to crack down on coal pollution and reports the new rule, proposed this month, is the first time since 1971 that the EPA has tightened control s on sulfur dioxide to protect the public health. "Tens of thousands of Americans die each year from inhaling pollutants from coal burning," Lockwood said. The article appeared in newspapers throughout the country, including the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Charleston Gazette, St. Louis Post-Dispatch and Miami Herald.

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