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

NINE MONTHS

BY ON March 29, 2011
Nine months. That’s how much time we have to get the strongest ruling possible on toxic air emissions. We have nine months to show our support for the EPA’s first-ever national Mercury and Air Toxics Standards. Nine months. Sound familiar? Exactly. Just think of all...

TOPICS: Coal, Mercury Poisoning, Politics, Pollution