Author: Molly Rauch

Molly RauchAs public health policy director, Molly Rauch develops clean air campaigns, creates educational resources, manages media outreach, cultivates partnerships and collaborations with other organizations, and writes about public health, science, and policy. She lives with her family in Washington, DC, where she serves on the District of Columbia’s Commission on Climate Change and Resiliency. Her writing on environmental health has appeared in Goodhousekeeping.com, Parents.com, and Huffington Post, among other publications. A native New Yorker, she holds a master’s degree in public health.

Declining Air Quality Threatens the Health of Millions

BY ON April 25, 2019
The American Lung Association released its 20th State of the Air Report this week, updating its rating of air quality across the country and grading cities for air quality for the years 2015-2017. The report covers the three warmest years in modern history, and shows...

TOPICS: Air Pollution, California, Carbon Pollution, Children's Health, Clean Air Act, Climate Change, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Heat and Extreme Weather, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, Montana, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Oregon, Ozone, Pennsylvania, Pollution, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington DC, Washington State, Wisconsin, Wyoming

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

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