Read Heather McTeer Toney’s powerful congressional testimony about the effects of environmental injustice on communities during COVID-19.
“In these times of Covid-19, which is a respiratory syndrome, it behooves us to pay even more attention to our air quality…” Rajani Vaidyanathan testified at a public hearing on Pennsylvania’s draft oil and gas methane rule.
Cost benefit analysis is the process of comparing the full costs to society of a given regulatory action with the full benefits of that action. Trump’s EPA is trying to make the costs of regulation look larger and the benefits look smaller – the better to further a polluter-friendly deregulatory agenda.
Today, Rep. Kathy Castor (D-FL), Chair of the Select Committee on the Climate Crisis, released a report, “Solving the Climate Crisis: The Congressional Action Plan for a Clean Energy Economy and a Healthy, Resilient, and Just America.” Moms Clean Air Force applauds the release of this groundbreaking report, and we urge congress to step up climate action to protect our children.
President Trump nominated Nancy Beck, a former chemical industry lobbyist, to head the Consumer Product Safety Commission. She has shown time and time again that she will work to protect polluting industry, not families. Beck’s the opposite of what our children need.
With inflated costs, the major health benefits of the Mercury and Air Toxics Standards are ignored by EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler. Why? Follow the money…
Moms Clean Air Force staff and members continue to confront Trump’s EPA’s racist agenda and make news throughout the country.
Racial justice is climate justice. As the Black Lives Matter protests have shown, racism is pervasive in the US. While not everyone can protest in person, families can still support the BLM movement in meaningful and concrete ways.
“We all deserve to breathe air that is safe regardless of the color of our skin or our zip code. It is time for Wheeler to do his job and protect us, not polluters.” – Texas field organizer Catherine Flowers writes in this important op-ed in the Houston Chronicle.
Racist stereotypes and bias begin at an alarmingly young age. These anti-racist resources for children help parents talk to their kids about race and racism.
Moms Clean Air Force staff and members confront racism, the coronavirus Trump’s EPA, and make news throughout the country.
We do not all breathe the same air. We are now a country that is — with the oversight of the Senate committee that is upholding a radical and racist deregulatory agenda — allowing our EPA to increase air pollution everywhere, but especially in communities of color.