Daniel Dolan-Laughlin is a retired railroad executive who resides in Wheaton, Illinois. He is also the recent recipient of a life-saving double lung transplant. Suffering for many years with debilitating chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), Dolan-Laughlin has first-hand experience with today's air pollution–related health risks. As an active advocate for a healthier breathing environment, Daniel has given testimony in EPA hearings regarding power plant pollution and automobile tailpipe emissions. He also volunteers his time to meet with government officials in association with the American Lung Association in support of stronger clean air regulations. He regularly leads Lung Association “Better Breathers Club” meetings to help others cope with COPD.