2013 Clean Air Ambassador: Tracy Bier

Washington
Clean Air Ambassador | Seattle, wa
Tracy Bier
Affiliation:
Physicians for Social Responsibility
  • The Story
    Behind This Photo

    TO ME, THIS PHOTO MEANS:

    Given that the scenery in Washington State is stunning, it’s not surprising how strong environmentalism and the spirit of outdoor adventure are here. But despite these values, air pollution is still a major problem. We can tackle these problems, bring healthy air to impacted communities, and keep the beauty of our great state intact.

Washington:
Ambassador  Steven Gilbert Ph.D., DABT.
z:
Ambassador Gwendolyn   Hunnicutt.
Ambassador Steven G.  Gilbert.
Ambassador Laurel M.  Linden.
Ambassador Victor   Sanchez.

In the First Person:

Despite our stunning scenery and a strong ethic of environmentalism and outdoor-ism, our level of air pollution from diesel particulate matter is very high.

As to my organization—Washington Physicians for Social Responsibility—we are located in the western part of our state.

Despite our stunning scenery and a strong ethic of environmentalism and outdoor-ism, our level of air pollution from diesel particulate matter is very high.

Then there is a significant threat to our air quality from a well-funded effort by global corporations to triple the number of trains traveling through our state. The uncovered trains are to contain coal.

In the middle of our state, at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation, research shows radioactive emissions (past and present) increasing the risk of life threatening diseases such as cancer, heart disease and stroke, especially for women.

As an individual, from being at the Environmental Protection Agency before WPSR, I received an award for organizing an Environmental Justice program when I worked closely with several staff from EPA's Air Quality Division.

I live close to South Seattle which has the highest levels of diesel particulate matter of anywhere in the state; which also happens to be identified as an environmental justice community.

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