Letter to the editor: Add air quality to the fight

Posted 8/25/20

Add air quality to the fight The current fight for Black Lives Matter make it impossible to ignore systemic inequity in our communities. As part of this awakening we must also acknowledge that …

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Letter to the editor: Add air quality to the fight

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The current fight for Black Lives Matter make it impossible to ignore systemic inequity in our communities.

As part of this awakening we must also acknowledge that climate change has disproportionately impacted black communities and other communities of color. These impacts include bad air quality, water quality and contaminated soil.

This is why it was so important that the state of Colorado passed statewide goals for green house pollution reduction. These goals were set with a mandate that the Air Quality Control Commission set goals not only reduce pollution in “disproportionately impacted communities” but also engage those communities in finding solutions.

Our communities have been dealing with the impacts of pollution for generations. It is time to take action now, not later to ensure that regardless of your zip code in Colorado you have access to clean air and clean water and that the state do everything it can to meet these goals.

Marlo Alston,

Centennial

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