From Katrina to the BP oil spill disaster, the Gulf region has been hit hard. The voices of Gulf residents, calling for restoration and clean air, deserve to be heard.
Clean Air Ambassador | New Orleans, Louisiana
I am a retail record store owner and a hip hop music artist. Music is something I’m passionate about, but so our right to clean air. So with the eight year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina approaching, the BP oil spill, and a new spill this year, I’m struggling with the ideals of this administration and the effects of the policies being implemented.
Clean air is one of the most important elements needed to live a healthy life. For my future and the future of my kids, doing my part to keep as much pollution out of the air is very important to me. But Congress and President Obama have to do their part, too. And to me, the best thing that they can do is to enforce the laws and regulations that have already been passed and apply hasher penalties to those facilities that break these laws and regulations.
As an artist and an activist, I am inspired by God, life, and my family and friends who help motivate me to do the work I am destined for. And representing New Orleans and Louisiana on a national platform in a united push for clean air across the country is part of that destiny.
For my future and the future of my kids, doing my part to keep as much pollution out of the air is very important to me. But Congress and President Obama have to do their part, too.
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.