Press Release Records
Press Release of Senator King
King Meets with Clean Air Advocates
Monday, February 18, 2013
PORTLAND, ME –U.S. Senator Angus S. King, Jr. (I-Maine) today met with members of the American Lung Association in Maine to discuss the Maine Healthy Air Campaign. Senator King met with Mark and Lisa Conley of Raymond, their son, Jacob, a chronic asthma sufferer, as well as Effie Craven, a representative of the American Lung Association. The group discussed the American Lung Association’s support of new clean air initiatives aimed at improving and protecting air quality from pollutants. Mark Conley, the owner of a small heating and air conditioning company, spoke to the costs attributed to business owners because of deteriorating health from dirty air.
“It was a privilege to meet with Mark, Lisa, Jake, and Effie to discuss ways in which Congress can assist in improving and protecting our air quality,” said Senator King. “In the past, Maine has been referred to as the ‘tailpipe of the nation’ because of the harmful toxins and pollutants that are deposited here after traveling along the airstream. Children like Jake feel the effect of those pollutants every day, and people like his father, Mark, fully understand the economic impact poor air quality has on our small businesses. Congress must understand that public health and the strength of our economy are connected – and that working to improve public health now will result in a stronger economy in the future.”