In his testimony in support of stronger federal standards to cut carbon pollution from power plants, Moms Clean Air Force intern, Osasenaga Idahor, tells us we need EPA to do better by centering environmental justice in every rulemaking.
“There are two things that I value above all else for my kids: their education and their health. It should be easy, in this country, to take for granted that all children have a right to a solid education and to health care. We know that is not the case. Many children, particularly those in predominantly Black and Brown communities, face significant challenges in accessing quality education and quality health care. The effects of climate change and extreme heat further exacerbate these disparities.”
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Many of the beauty products marketed to women of color contain high levels of toxic chemicals that cause cancer and reproductive harm. This interview with Dr. Astrid Williams, a public health expert and the Environmental Justice Manager for Black Women for Wellness discusses the threats Black women face from the beauty industry and what women can do about it.
“The weather was getting progressively hotter, and diseases and viruses were spreading rampantly. This was making where I lived in Michigan a dangerously uncomfortable place to live. The amount of rain and storms, along with outdated sewage infrastructure, caused flooding that poisoned our drinking water.”
Soot pollution is exceedingly high in communities of color in every single state. See how your state stacks up.
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A pregnant mom ponders the health impacts of climate change on people of color, women, and children, and makes changes to protect her family.
The Consumer Product Safety Commission has the authority to regulate from gas stove pollution by implementing commonsense standards for these appliances.
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Burning trash is a dangerous and unjust way to deal waste. In Newark, NJ, a low-income, largely Black and Brown community, fight a toxic trash incinerator.
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