California

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

Fires and Chemicals: A Toxic and Deadly Mix

BY ON April 15, 2019
  I recently watched the MSNBC hour with Chris Hayes interviewing Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. One of my top takeaways was the importance of recognizing the interrelationships between the different challenges that are facing the country. There is a definitive overlap between health issues, environmental justice, jobs, the...

TOPICS: African-American Community, Air Pollution, California, Children's Health, Climate Change, Heat and Extreme Weather, Latino Community, Social Justice, Texas, Toxics

Trump Administration Ends Talks With California, Presses Ahead With Clean Car Standards Rollback

BY ON February 21, 2019
This post was written by Martha Roberts and Erin Murphy, attorneys for EDF.   The Trump administration announced today that it will end negotiations with California and press ahead with its attempts to roll back America’s successful Clean Car Standards. Rolling back the Clean Car...

TOPICS: Air Pollution, California, Cars and Trucks, Clean Air Rules and Regulations, Climate Change, Politics

Climate Change May Increase Risk of Heart Defects in Babies

BY ON February 5, 2019
Any mom who has experienced heat exposure while pregnant knows just how harrowing it can be. Having entered the last trimester of my pregnancy during a summer in San Diego with unreliable air conditioning, I still remember how uncomfortable and vulnerable I felt. That feeling...

TOPICS: California, Children's Health, Climate Change, Georgia, Heat and Extreme Weather, New York, North Carolina, Texas, Utah

Latinos and the New Climate Movement

BY ON February 1, 2019
This post was written with Mark Magaña, the Founding President & CEO of GreenLatinos, a national coalition of Latino environmental, natural resources, and conservation advocates. It originally appeared at Hispanic LA: It is a myth that Latinos don’t have the time nor interest to care...

TOPICS: Activism, Arizona, California, Clean Air Rules and Regulations, Colorado, EPA, Florida, Illinois, Latino Community, Social Justice, Tennessee, Texas