Not too long ago, Memphis was considered the cleanest city in America—quite a desirable place to live. But along with rampant growth has come an increase in many forms of pollution: in the air we breathe, the water we drink, and on the ground we walk. We can be doing a lot more to maintain a clean and healthy environment, and that’s why I made the trip to Washington, D.C.
We could be doing so much more to ensure cleaner air and a healthier environment for our citizens.
I am representing Memphis, Tennessee. While I am enamored with my community, we could be doing so much more to ensure cleaner air and a healthier environment for our citizens.
Large industrial manufacturing facilities produce tons of air pollutants each year, litter and blight are rampant and a constant irritant to both citizens and public leaders, and suburban sprawl affects us by tying cars up in traffic for hours and limiting citizens' likelihood to use public transportation. This is important to me because, at one point not long ago, Memphis was considered the Cleanest City in America, and we have fallen very far, very fast.