Life and Breath: Air Pollution, Public Health, and Environmental Justice

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On-air date: 
Mon, 07/20/2015
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Recently, the Minnesota Department of Health and Pollution Control Agency released Life and Breath: How Air Pollution Affects Public Health in the Twin Cities. Meanwhile, environmental justice advocates are organizing state-level support for the EPA’s Clean Power Plan—President Obama’s ambitious plan to reduce carbon and other emissions from the nation’s power plants.  A key component of this effort is the True Cost of Coal Campaign organized by the North Star Chapter of the Sierra Club.

Joining Truth to Tell to discuss the link between air pollution, public health and environmental justice are:

  • David Bael, economic policy analyst, Minnesota Pollution Control Agency
  • Jean Johnson, environmental epidemiologist, Minnesota Department of Health
  • Karen Monahan, organizer, North Star Branch of the Sierra Club

For more information, check out the links below:

www.beairawaremn.org

http://northstarsierraclub.org

On-air guests: 
  • David Bael, economic policy analyst, Minnesota Pollution Control Agency




  • Karen Monahan, organizer, North Star Branch of the Sierra Club




  • Jean Johnson, environmental epidemiologist, Minnesota Department of Health