A Grandson Returns to East L.A. to Fight For Clean Air

Share mark!’s conversation with his grandparents and support the #ZeroEmissionsNow campaign. mark! Lopez was born into a family of organizers and is driven by an early memory of a community march when he was just a toddler in a stroller. He majored in Environmental Studies and earned a...

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From Ecuador to Seattle, a mother driven by belief in the right to a healthy environment

Share Paulina’s interview and support the #ZeroEmissionsNow campaign. Paulina López moved to Seattle from Ecuador, where she was involved in community organizing with indigenous people on issues such as health and education. She is the mother of three boys in elementary school and has...

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The next generation of environmental justice leadership: Juan Parras talks with Yudith Nieto

Share Juan and Yudith’s conversation and support the #ZeroEmissionsNow campaign. Yudith Neito was born in Mexico and grew up in Manchester, an east Houston neighborhood surrounded by oil refineries and other heavy industry. She first became involved with environmental justice organizing when...

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Justice for Port Communities! Two Victories to Celebrate

Reposted with permission from Moving Forward Network member Clean Water Action By Kim Gaddy As we prepare for our Independence Day celebrations, I want to share two victories that we are proud to have accomplished. For the past two years, Clean Water Action as part of the Coalition for Healthy...

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Children’s health expert calls for urgent action to reduce burning of fossil fuels

In a strongly worded commentary and opinion piece, both published this week, Columbia University professor and researcher Frederica Perera discussed the health toll on children from air pollution caused by burning fossil fuels, including diesel, and emphasized the “strong moral imperative to...

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Reduce traffic-related air pollution to save children’s lives & lower the $56 billion annual cost of asthma

Physician, epidemiologist, and Dean of the Boston University School of Public Health Dr. Sandro Galea just wrote a fascinating opinion piece for Newsweek Magazine on health care, and used asthma as an example of how non-health sectors of the economy affect health. He pointed out that asthma costs...

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American Lung Association “State of the Air 2016” shows over half of US population faces air pollution health risks

Photo: American Medical Association The American Lung Association just released their annual “State of the Air” report, which shows that health risks from air pollution – particularly particulate matter and ozone – are more widespread than most people knew. The ALA includes...

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Feds propose to measure interstate highway air pollution, freight movement, and more

In an effort to begin managing and improving the performance of our highway transportation system, the U.S. Department of Transportation has proposed that states begin measuring key metrics, including air pollution emissions, reliability, congestion, and freight movement. This is an important...

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New study shows diesel exhaust air pollution lower than EPA standards damages children’s lungs

Research to be published this week shows that even low levels of particulate matter and black carbon air pollution, components of diesel exhaust, damages children’s lungs. This Boston study shows that by age eight, children living within 100 meters of a major roadway have, on average, 6...

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