I hope you all come out TODAY to move your body in support of clean air and better health for all.
We need to also address the burning of coal. Coal-fired power plants produce more hazardous air pollution than any other industrial pollution source. An F is an unacceptable grade. Current smog rules were set long ago at a level universally recognized by the medical community to be insufficient for protecting the public’s health. The good news is that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is developing rules that would significantly strengthen protections against smog. I support and urge you all to support the EPA setting the most protective standard that would cut all of our exposure to poor air quality by 95% compared to the current standard. If not for you, do it for the friend or family member you have with asthma.
Link: Noted that my writing on sidewalks was cut from this piece - but readers of Shade Parade Nashville & contributors to The Sidewalk Foundation will know that this is my main focus.