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The American Lung Association is running ads in Michigan targeting Rep. Fred Upton’s comments about the EPA, the Kalamazoo Gazette reports.

The ad, which features a red carriage and the sound of a coughing infant, with the message “more air pollution means more childhood asthma attacks.”

In an August 5 statement, Upton said “millions of American jobs are in jeopardy because of the costly rules proposed or under development by the EPA, and that’s just one agency.”

However, a February poll commissioned by the Natural Resources Defense Council found that 62 percent of respondents in Upton’s district opposed Congressional efforts to weaken EPA regulations.

Ken Paulman

Ken is the director of the Energy News Network at Fresh Energy and is a founding editor of both Midwest Energy News and Southeast Energy News. Prior to joining Fresh Energy, he was the managing editor for online news at Minnesota Public Radio. He started his journalism career in 2002 as a copy editor for the Duluth News Tribune before spending five years at the Spokesman-Review in Spokane, Washington, where he worked as a copy editor, online producer, features editor and night city editor. A Nebraska native, Ken has a bachelor's degree from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and a master's degree from the University of Oregon. He is a member of the Society of Professional Journalists and Investigative Reporters and Editors.

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