LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Missouri residents deserve clean energy

Friday, March 22, 2013 | 10:51 a.m. CDT

In Missouri, about 9 percent of the population has asthma, including my daughter, who, when she was 15, nearly died from an asthma attack. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention states that the number of child asthma cases in the U.S. has doubled since 1980 and that direct contributors to this increase are coal-fired power plants.