Environment

Video: “A Message From the Future”

BY ON April 17, 2019
This video made us smile today. Bravo to The Intercept for sharing “A Message From the Future With Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.” From the article about the video: “Today, we launch the final result: a seven-minute postcard from the future. It’s about how, in the nick of time,...

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

4 Threats to American Families in Trump’s EPA Budget Proposal

BY ON March 27, 2019
This was written by Keith Zukowski. It originally posted on Climate 411: The Trump administration’s federal budget proposal for the 2020 fiscal year reaffirmed the White House’s misguided intent to undercut agencies and programs dedicated to protecting public health, the environment, and our climate. Similar...

TOPICS: Children's Health, Clean Air Rules and Regulations, Economics, Environment, EPA, Politics, Pollution

A Framework for Climate Action in the U.S. Congress

BY ON February 25, 2019
These principles for action on climate change from Congressman Paul D. Tonko’s office are what our country’s leadership needs to build a comprehensive national climate action plan. Outline of Common Principles for National Climate Action: 1. Adopt Science-Based Targets for Greenhouse Gas Neutrality by Mid-Century...

TOPICS: Activism, African-American Community, Air Pollution, Clean Air Act, Clean Air Rules and Regulations, Climate Change, Environment, Politics, Pollution

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