Air Pollution

Introducing Community Rx

BY ON February 14, 2019
This was written by Shakeila Stuckey James, Moms Clean Air Force Regional Field Manager: As the mom of two black girls and one black boy, I am deeply concerned about the disproportionate environmental health risks for African-American children. Black communities are more likely to be...

TOPICS: Activism, African-American Community, Air Pollution, Asthma, Children's Health, Environment, Georgia, Motherhood, North Carolina, Pollution, Social Justice

The Green New Deal is a Big Deal. Here’s Why.

BY ON February 11, 2019
The Green New Deal hit the US with the force of a Katrina-sized hurricane when it was unveiled last week – and yes, the comparison is fitting. The GND, as it’s being called, aims to eliminate the carbon emissions fueling climate change and the resulting...

TOPICS: Air Pollution, Children's Health, Clean Air Rules and Regulations, Climate Change, Coal, Environment, Heat and Extreme Weather, Natural Gas, Politics, Renewable Energy

Mercury Protections Draw Broad Support

BY ON February 6, 2019
This week, Senator Tom Carper (D-DE), ranking member on the Senate Environmental Public Works (EPW) Committee, joined industry, health, faith, and environmental justice experts for a Senate briefing co-hosted by Moms Clean Air Force and Earthjustice. The topic: Why these “odd bedfellows” oppose EPA Acting...

TOPICS: Air Pollution, Clean Air Rules and Regulations, Climate Change, Coal, EPA, Mercury Poisoning, Politics, Washington DC

Sen. Capito Should Protect West Virginia from Wheeler

BY ON February 6, 2019
This op-ed was written by Penny Dacks. It originally appeared in the Charleston Gazette-Mail, West Virginia:  After the longest government shutdown in history, I have been trying to impress on my school-age daughter that some things are too important to shut down or ignore. In a...

TOPICS: Activism, Air Pollution, Children's Health, Clean Air Rules and Regulations, Climate Change, EPA, Motherhood, Politics, Science

Moms Welcome EPA Employees Back to Work

BY ON January 28, 2019
  This morning, D.C. area moms and kids showed up bright and early, muffins and Valentines in hand, to welcome Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) employees back to work at the agency’s federal headquarters in Washington, D.C. EPA employees were furloughed for a record thirty-five days due to the...

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