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The photo that I’m holding was taken when I was volunteering in Kenya. It represents why I do the work that I do. Clean air is not something that belongs to a privileged class. We all deserve to live in communities that are free of pollution in all forms. As an Environmental Engineer, I believe that it is my responsibility to ensure the best technologies are utilized to reduce air pollution and that we look out for our most vulnerable populations in the United States and abroad. If we all realize the importance of environmental stewardship, we could prevent the many health complications that result from breathing polluted air—and save lives. We must teach, we must advocate, we must all do our part.

Clean Air Ambassador | , District Of Columbia

Chancee' Lundy

Clean air is not something that belongs to a privileged class. We all deserve to live in communities that are free of pollution in all forms. As an Environmental Engineer, I believe that it is my responsibility to ensure that the best technologies are utilized to reduce air pollution and that we look out for our most vulnerable communities. If we all realize the importance of environmental stewardship, we could prevent the many health complications that result from breathing polluted air—and actually save lives. We must teach; we must advocate; we must all do our part.

Our elected officials as well as the EPA must do theirs as well by providing great incentives to industrial companies to use the best available technology to reduce emissions (on and offshore) while not driving up operations costs, by reviewing existing regulations and closing loopholes, and by motivating their colleagues towards a different perspective.

Though, I’m currently resident of Washington, DC, I am originally from Alabama and know all too well the plight of communities who suffer from respiratory problems related to air pollution. My presence here demands that I remember where I come from and to speak for those who don't have a voice.

If we all realize the importance of environmental stewardship, we could prevent the many health complications that result from breathing polluted air—and actually save lives. We must teach; we must advocate; we must all do our part.

50 States United For Healthy Air

Clean air should be a fundamental right. Air pollution causes asthma attacks, lung disease, and even death. But our bodies don't have to be the dumping ground for dirty industries.

The technology to dramatically reduce harmful air pollution is available today, and major polluters should be required to use it.

Clean Air Ambassadors from every state are sending a powerful message: Everyone has a right to breathe clean, healthy air.

It’s time Congress and the EPA used their ears to help our lungs.