27 May '11, 5pm

News: Communities of Color, Poverty Bear Burden of Air Pollution

Earthjustice and the Environmental Justice Research Center at Clark Atlanta University have collaborated to compile data for coal-fired power plant pollution and the impacts on low income communities and communities of color for EPA Region IV, which includes Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, Tennessee, Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina and Florida. The environmental justice trend for coal plant pollution and the disproportionate burden on these communities presents itself nationally and is magnified in EPA Region IV. A recent proposal by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency would cut mercury, lead, arsenic and particle pollution from hundreds of coal-fired power plants across the country. The plan would save 17,000 lives, prevent 120,000 asthma attacks, and result in air quality improvements valued at $59 billion to $140 billion each year. The EPA estimates that fo...

Full article: http://earthjustice.org/news/press/2011/communities-of-co...

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