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Global warming is a great concern to me, and among the biggest emitters of greenhouse gases are swine confinements and cattle feedlots, generally referred to as concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs). Such facilities release large amounts of methane, a potent greenhouse gas, as well as respiratory irritants such as ammonia, hydrogen sulfide and particulate matter, all of which can impact human health.

Clean Air Ambassador | Omaha, Nebraska

Chandran Achutan

Clean air is important to me because I need it to live. I want our lawmakers to ensure clean air for future generations by implementing sound policies today. As a public health researcher, I believe the best way for them to accomplish this is by supporting and voting on legislation that is evidence-based, and supporting further research on air pollution through increased funding.

I am inspired by the entire environmental community, locally and nationally, including grassroots organizations, who all work hard to promote a better society for all, and I am proud to represent Nebraska.

I am inspired by the entire environmental community, locally and nationally, including grassroots organizations, who all work hard to promote a better society for all, and I am proud to represent Nebraska.

50 States United For Healthy Air

Clean air should be a fundamental right. Air pollution causes asthma attacks, lung disease, and even death. But our bodies don't have to be the dumping ground for dirty industries.

The technology to dramatically reduce harmful air pollution is available today, and major polluters should be required to use it.

Clean Air Ambassadors from every state are sending a powerful message: Everyone has a right to breathe clean, healthy air.

It’s time Congress and the EPA used their ears to help our lungs.