For years, doctors have been saying that the nation's standards for ozone pollution, more commonly called smog, aren't strong enough to protect kids, asthmatics, seniors and many others in communities throughout the nation. Thousands of deaths and hundreds of thousands of asthma attacks each year are linked to this form of pollution, which is created from the exhaust of power plants, factories, cars and trucks.
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Anyone who has ever stood in awe of a beautiful place, anyone who has ever felt humbled by the magnificence of nature, anyone who has ever been moved by the sight of an animal in the wild, and anyone who has ever wanted to save something precious -- anything precious -- should celebrate today. This is because yesterday, aboard Air Force One, the President announced a proposal to designate more than 12 million acres of the pristine Arctic National Wildlife Refuge as wilderness.