Steelers’ Jerome Bettis Pushes For Air Toxics Reduction Rules

The Environmental Protection Agency released the public service ad former Pittsburgh Steelers star Jerome Bettis yesterday. Bettis advocates for the new mercury and air toxics reduction rules for power plants. Bettis points out in the ad that he is one of 26 million Americans who have asthma, which is one of the respiratory illnesses linked to the emissions. With the new rules on emissions in place, it could help prevent hundreds of thousands of illnesses each year. Bettis asks the public to “join me and EPA to help tackle asthma and air pollution.” Watch: