Environment

Introducing Community Rx

BY ON February 14, 2019
This was written by Shakeila Stuckey James, Moms Clean Air Force Regional Field Manager: As the mom of two black girls and one black boy, I am deeply concerned about the disproportionate environmental health risks for African-American children. Black communities are more likely to be...

TOPICS: Activism, African-American Community, Air Pollution, Asthma, Children's Health, Environment, Georgia, Motherhood, North Carolina, Pollution, Social Justice

The Green New Deal is a Big Deal. Here’s Why.

BY ON February 11, 2019
The Green New Deal hit the US with the force of a Katrina-sized hurricane when it was unveiled last week – and yes, the comparison is fitting. The GND, as it’s being called, aims to eliminate the carbon emissions fueling climate change and the resulting...

TOPICS: Air Pollution, Children's Health, Clean Air Rules and Regulations, Climate Change, Coal, Environment, Heat and Extreme Weather, Natural Gas, Politics, Renewable Energy

Moms Welcome EPA Employees Back to Work

BY ON January 28, 2019
  This morning, D.C. area moms and kids showed up bright and early, muffins and Valentines in hand, to welcome Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) employees back to work at the agency’s federal headquarters in Washington, D.C. EPA employees were furloughed for a record thirty-five days due to the...

TOPICS: Activism, Air Pollution, Children's Health, Clean Air Act, Clean Air Rules and Regulations, Climate Change, Environment, EPA, Mercury Poisoning, Politics, Pollution, Washington DC

Good News! Newly-Elected Attorneys General Are Committed to Children’s Health

BY ON January 25, 2019
This post was written by Ben Levitan with EDF Legal Fellow Lance Bowman. It originally posted on Climate 411: Looking for some good news to start the year? Right now, there are new state Attorneys General taking office across the country who have committed to protecting public...

TOPICS: Children's Health, Colorado, Environment, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Nevada, Politics, Vermont, Wisconsin