Asthma

Peggy Shepard of “WE ACT” on Air Pollution, Asthma and Environmental Justice

BY ON May 10, 2017
The history of WE ACT for Justice goes back to 1988. Peggy Shepard was one of three neighborhood activists who recognized that West Harlem in New York City, was bearing the brunt of toxic pollution. The Environmental Justice movement was getting off the ground. Awareness was building...

TOPICS: African-American Community, Air Pollution, Asthma, Children's Health, Indoor Air Pollution, New York, Politics, Social Justice

2017 “State of the Air” Report Shows Why We Still Need the Clean Air Act

BY ON May 8, 2017
The Clean Air Act is coming under attack for being unnecessary and too costly to enforce. But the ‘State of the Air 2017’ report from the American Lung Association (ALA), shows that millions of people are still getting sick from breathing dirty air. “While most of the nation...

TOPICS: Allergies, Asthma, Children's Health, Clean Air Act, Clean Air Rules and Regulations, Ozone, Politics, Pollution

Moms Rally Against Attack on Clean Air Protections

BY ON March 29, 2017
On Tuesday, March 28, the day President Trump signed an executive order that attacked our children’s clean air safeguards, Moms Clean Air Force joined an emergency rally at Lafayette Square, in Washington, DC, near the White House. Parents, children and concerned citizens gathered to show support...

TOPICS: Activism, Air Pollution, Asthma, Carbon Pollution, Children's Health, Clean Air Act, Clean Air Rules and Regulations, Climate Change, Environment, EPA, Motherhood, Politics, Pollution, Washington DC

No EPA Funding = No Environmental Justice

BY ON March 27, 2017
Today, in the United States, race is still the most significant predictor of who suffers most from pollution. Communities of color – as well as Latino, Native American and low-income white communities – endure disproportionate exposure to air and water pollution, hazardous waste, and environmental contamination,...

TOPICS: African-American Community, Air Pollution, Asthma, Clean Air Rules and Regulations, EPA, Latino Community, Politics, Social Justice

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