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Clean Air Ambassador: Alan Lockwood

As the long-time Co-Chair of the Physicians for Social Responsibility Environment and Health Committee, I have become increasingly aware of the hazards posed by air pollution.

(May 22, 2011 Update: Dr. Lockwood had a great op-ed published in the Buffalo News about the importance of clean air. Read the op-ed.)

I have a grandson who has been treated for asthma.

Here in Buffalo, NY, there are two pollution sources of concern. The Huntley Steam Generating plant is a large, aging coal-fired power plant located just north of downtown. And the Tonowanda Coke Plant is a repeated violator of emission standards, particularly for benzene.

As the long-time Co-Chair of the Physicians for Social Responsibility Environment and Health Committee and principal author of PSR's report "Coal's Assault on Human Health," I have become increasingly aware of the hazards posed by air pollution. President Obama must ensure the EPA's ability to regulate this air pollution, including carbon dioxide.

2013 Clean Air Ambassador

Dr. Lockwood was also a Clean Air Ambassador during the second
50 States United for Healthy Air event, held in May 2013.
Dr. Lockwood's 2013 Ambassador Page »

Ambassador Group Affiliation: 
Physicians for Social Responsibility
Ambassador Profession: 
Professor of Neurology and Nuclear Medicine, Univ. of Buffalo