African-American Community

Fires and Chemicals: A Toxic and Deadly Mix

BY ON April 15, 2019
  I recently watched the MSNBC hour with Chris Hayes interviewing Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. One of my top takeaways was the importance of recognizing the interrelationships between the different challenges that are facing the country. There is a definitive overlap between health issues, environmental justice, jobs, the...

TOPICS: African-American Community, Air Pollution, California, Children's Health, Climate Change, Heat and Extreme Weather, Latino Community, Social Justice, Texas, Toxics

Moms Testify at EPA Mercury Hearing

BY ON March 21, 2019
Dozens of Moms Clean Air Force members and staff from more than 15 states testified this week at the only public hearing on the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposal to attack the legal foundation of the Mercury and Air Toxics Standards. The moms, dads, and...

TOPICS: Activism, African-American Community, Air Pollution, Cancer, Children's Health, Clean Air Rules and Regulations, Climate Change, EPA, Mercury Poisoning, Washington DC