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Evansville mom in Washington D.C. to battle climate change

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Wendy Bredhold (left) & EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy (right) Wendy Bredhold (left) & EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy (right)
WASHINGTON, D.C. (WFIE) -

Senate Democrats held an all-night session last night, to discuss climate change and it's threat to clean breathable air.

One Evansville resident was in Washington D.C. to thank them.

Wendy Bredhold of 'Moms Clean Air Force' says she met with EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy on Capitol Hill.

Bredhold says they discussed how to better regulate carbon emissions from coal fired power plants. She says she was among representatives from Pennsylvania, Ohio, Florida, and New York who met with McCarthy.

After the meeting, Bredhold says she and others from MCAF went to each Senate Democrat's office to thank them.

"With the 17 coal-fired power plants that surround Evansville, within 62 miles, air quality and regulating coal plants is a very serious issue for the health of our area," says Bredhold. "So, I was so happy and pleased that I could be there to tell our story to administrator McCarthy, because I know it had an impact on her," she said.

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