State of the Air: Arizona

Columba SainzContact Columba Sainz at to learn more or volunteer.

Columba lives with her husband and two daughters in Phoenix. She holds a degree in Liberal Arts and has worked for over 10 years on uniting her community and teaching faith, with a focus on early education and youth group programs. Columba deeply believes that small communities can make huge impacts in the world, therefore she wants to educate members of her community to ensure that they have the tools that are necessary to advocate for themselves.

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Here’s what we’re working on in Arizona:

Moms Clean Air Force Arizona is committed to working with leaders on the local level to bring attention to issues and policy that impact clean air and children’s health through the Moms & Mayors program.


In addition to state-specific work, Moms Clean Air Force Arizona is supporting national efforts:

Mercury: We are supporting strong limits on harmful mercury emissions from coal-fired power plants.

Climate Change: We are fighting global warming by supporting policies, namely America’s Clean Power Plan, that will reduce carbon emissions and decrease dangerous co-pollutants.

Smog: Moms Clean Air Force supports EPA’s proposal to strengthen national smog standards.

Clean Energy: We are ensuring that our energy future is renewable, clean, and healthy — for the sake of our children’s health.

Chemical Policy Reform: We are fighting to keep toxic chemicals out of the products we use every day, through joining local efforts to protect families from toxic chemicals and advocating for strong implementation of the Lautenberg Chemical Safety Act (2016).

Natural Gas Pollution: We are demanding strong protections from methane, volatile organic compounds, and other harmful air pollutants associated with fracking and natural gas development.

Arizona’s electricity generation by source, 2017:

  • Coal (26.28%)

  • Natural Gas (19.31%)

  • Renewables (6.54%)

  • Petroleum (29.16%)

  • Nuclear (18.71%)

According to the American Lung Association’s 2018 State of the Air report, Maricopa County, Arizona recorded 92 code orange ozone days in 2017

The ALA gave 4 out of 15 counties in Arizona a F grade level for ozone air quality

The US Energy Information Administration estimates that in 2015, the state of Arizona consumed 385.8 trillion thermal units of coal

Arizona ranks 23th in the nation for total carbon dioxide emissions at 9.3 million metric tons per year

According to the American Lung Association’s 2018 State of the Air report, over 17,000 children suffer from asthma in Pima County



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Upcoming Events

Past Events

June 2018

Moms Clean Air Force Arizona hosted an Ecomadres cafecito/house party.

May 2018

Moms Clean Air Force Arizona hosted a Mama Summit in Phoenix. Moms, families and local elected officials united on May 12th for our first ever city-wide Mama Summit. Together, we worked with our local officials and Mayor Greg Stanton to build a healthier, safer, and cleaner Phoenix for the sake of our kids.  

April 2018

Moms Clean Air Force Arizona tabled at Rhodes Junior High-Latino Community fair.

Moms Clean Air Force Arizona attended Dia del Nino at St. Anthony Catholic Church.

Moms Clean Air Force Arizona participated in a televised town hall with Univision.

Moms Clean Air Force Arizona celebrated Earth Day by joining City of Phoenix council member, Kate Gallego in an effort to plant 100 trees and 80 plants.

Moms Clean Air Force Arizona attended the Divine Mercy “fiesta” at Sacred Heart Catholic Church.

Moms Clean Air Force Arizona partnered with Mi Familia Vota to present at a Citizenship workshop.


Doug Ducey

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John McCain

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Jeff Flake

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  • 2200 E Camelback Rd, Suite 120
  • Phoenix, AZ 85016
  • Email: Contact form
  • Phone: (602) 840-1891
  • Twitter: @JeffFlake

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US House of Representatives

Tom O’Halleran (District 1)

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Martha McSally (District 2)

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  • 4400 E Broadway Blvd, Suite 510
  •  Tucson, AZ 85711
  • Email: Contact form
  • Phone: (520) 881-3588
  • Twitter: @RepMcSally

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Raul Grijalva (District 3)

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Paul Gosar (District 4)

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  • 6499 S Kings Ranch Road #4
  • Gold Canyon, AZ 85118
  • Email: Contact form
  • Phone: (480) 882-2697
  • Twitter: @RepGosar

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Andy Biggs (District 5)

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David Schweikert (District 6)

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  • 10603 N Hayden Rd, Suite 108
  • Scottsdale, AZ 85260
  • Email: Contact form
  • Phone: (480) 946-2411
  • Twitter: @RepDavid

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Ruben Gallego (District 7)

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Trent Franks (District 8)

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Krysten Sinema (District 9)

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Take a look at what we’ve been up to in Arizona: