Today, Congressman John Yarmuth (KY-3) released the following statement in response to President Obama's plan to combat climate change:
"Louisville's air quality is among the worst in the nation, and nearly 1 in 5 adults and 1 in 10 children in Kentucky are suffering from asthma, which is exacerbated by carbon pollution. And yet, there are no federal regulations in place to regulate carbon. That is why today, President Obama proposed a series of measured responses -- including the first federal standards for carbon emissions -- to address the devastating health, environmental, and economic consequences of climate change. This plan will not only make the air we breathe safer, it will also spur investments in clean, sustainable energy technologies that will help our businesses grow and create new jobs."