Author: Moms Clean Air Force

CLEAN AIR IS A SOCIAL JUSTICE ISSUE FOR BLACK FOLKS

BY ON April 1, 2011
From Gina Carroll,  at Proactive Black Parenting, on why African-American families are especially at risk from air pollution: Compared to White children, Black children have a ·      260% higher emergency room visit rate, ·      250% higher hospitalization rate, and a ·      500% higher death rate from asthma These statistics are frightening...

TOPICS: African-American Community, Asthma, Pollution, Social Justice

CALLING ALL MOMS FOR CLEAN AIR

BY ON March 25, 2011
From Joanne Bamberger at PunditMom, who explains why mercury wasn’t stopped by the old Clean Air Act: Social momentum and true bipartisan negotiation led to the groundbreaking clean air law.  It was a good starting point, but some things got derailed along the way.  George W....

TOPICS: Asthma, Politics, Pollution