Clean air should be a fundamental right. Every year, many Americans young and old get sick because of air pollution. Thousands die. But our lungs don’t have to be the dumping ground for dirty industries.
An online chat with Earthjustice Campaign Manager Jared Saylor about the breathing crisis in America and our campaign to rid communities of the poisons forced on them by industry, took place on Tuesday, May 24, 2011.
Read an archive of the chat to see what was discussed.
And learn more about clean air and the right to breathe:
50 States United For Healthy Air: Clean Air Ambassadors from all 50 states traveled to Washington, D.C. in early May to defend our right to breathe. See their pictures, hear their voices, read their stories and spread the word.
On Our Blog: Recent news on the Clean Air Act, and what it means for you.
A Success Story, with Many Chapters Still to Come: The Clean Air Act has substantially improved the lives of millions of Americans. Polluting industries have fought progress every step of the way. To protect your right to breathe, Earthjustice is working to ensure polluting industries don’t stand in the way of clean air protections.
The Right To Breathe Video: Every time you blow out a candle. Every time you blow a bubble. You declare the right to breathe. Air pollution threatens that right. The Clean Air Act defends it. Everyone has the right to breathe.