Wilmington family stands with Obama as he announces new clean air plan


WASHINGTON, DC (WWAY) — One Wilmington family had a chance to stand with President Obama as he made that announced his new power plant regulations. The president’s plan requires states to cut carbon dioxide emissions by 32 percent by 2030.

The Kellogg family said they know first-hand how important clean air is. Bob and Laura Kellogg’s three children all suffer from severe asthma.

The Kellogg family was asked to do a video on behalf of the EPA and the American Lung Association about their lives and having children with severe asthma.

Soon after the video was shot, they were standing with President Obama as he announced his plan to clean up the air.

The family had to move from New England to an area with cleaner air. Laura Kellogg said not many families can relocate like they did so she advocates for quality air for everyone. She said that is why she supports the new regulations, not just for her kids but for all people who suffer from lung conditions.

“What the president is doing is the step in the right direction. Our family had to relocate to escape poor air quality, and when I see my kids thriving today, it’s just as a mother a wonderful blessing,” said Kellogg.

Kellogg says she is a registered nurse and a certified asthma educator. She also organizes local events on behalf of the American Lung Association.

The Kellogg family has a Facebook page that is aimed to help and support other families. The page is called “The Kellogg’s Care Asthma Advocacy”.

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