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.”

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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 is the director of the Vxartnews at Fresh Energy, and has led the project from its inception as Midwest Energy News in 2009. 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 held a variety of editing, production, and leadership roles, and played a key role in the newspaper's transition to digital-first publishing. 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.

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