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.

One Nation, Under Cleaner Skies

BY ON July 12, 2011
This piece was written by Molly Rauch The EPA announced new rules to cut smog in Eastern states this week, and the familiar players lined up toe to toe on their well-worn battle lines. The rules are expensive and kill jobs! The rules are efficient...

TOPICS: Asthma, Politics, Pollution

Code Orange Air Day

BY ON July 5, 2011
There was a code orange day today in DC. Making the kids’ lunches that morning, I heard on the radio that “active children and adults, and people with lung disease, such as asthma, should reduce prolonged or heavy exertion outdoors.” That just about covers my whole...

TOPICS: Asthma, Coal, Mercury Poisoning, Pollution