Las Vegas Sun

June 2, 2015

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Letter to the editor:

Pollution fight is worth the effort

As a doctor practicing family medicine, I see the unfortunate results of exposure to airborne pollution, including carbon pollution.

While there may be many factors behind the growth in the number of children with respiratory illness, exposure to carbon pollution like that produced by coal plants is a significant contributor.

I was very pleased to see Assemblyman Tick Segerblom’s recent guest column, “Court decision, rules help state all around,” that noted the successes Nevada has had in developing a clean energy economy and supporting the ability of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to regulate carbon emissions. It is very important to the health of children and our communities that the government have a role in controlling industrial carbon pollution.

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