“State of the Air” 2021 found that more than 4 in 10 Americans are still breathing unhealthy air, and they are disproportionately people of color.
We all deserve clean air and equal protection from pollution. The Biden Administration must prioritize historically burdened communities for pollution cleanup and ensure these impacted communities receive the benefits of investments in the transition to electric vehicles and clean, renewable electricity.
Join us and call on President Biden to take these key steps to champion clean air for ALL.
(This petition will be sent to President Biden.)
Dear President Biden:
Ozone and particle pollution are dangerous and can cause a range of health problems, such as shortness of breath, coughing and wheezing, asthma attacks, lung cancer, heart attacks and strokes, metabolic disorders, and premature death.
Yet, the “State of the Air” 2021 found that more than 4 in 10 Americans are still breathing unhealthy air, and they are disproportionately people of color.
The burden of air pollution is not evenly shared. Those experiencing poverty are more susceptible to face health harms from breathing in air pollution and, due to numerous current and legacy racist policies, communities of color face a greater risk of exposure to air pollution.
On behalf of our families and communities, we call on you to champion clean air for all and promote environmental justice by
- prioritizing historically burdened communities for pollution cleanup.
- ensuring these impacted communities receive the benefits of investments in the transition to electric vehicles and clean, renewable electricity.
- fulfilling the Justice40 Initiative and targeting 40% of climate change investment to disadvantaged communities that have suffered the most pollution.
Cleaning up our air is key to safeguarding Americans’ health. It’s imperative that all Americans are equally protected from pollution and experience equal benefits from clean air investments.
Page last updated: April 15, 2021