Together with the NAACP, Iím calling on our leaders in Congress to continue to stand up for our nationís children and people of color and do the right thing: Defend the Mercury and Air Toxics Standards and make big polluters clean up their acts.
Cutting coal pollution and investing in Americaís flourishing clean energy economy will create a healthier, more prosperous world for all of us. If you ask me, thatís the kind of regulation we want to see.
Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins is the CEO of Green for All.
Terri Henderson, 6, center, whose mother is El Salvador, attends a rally with members of Congress at Union Station's Columbus Circle to announce the Restore Opportunity, Strengthen, and Improve the Economy (ROSIE) Act on July 29, 2014. The legislation provides incentives for government contractors to pay a living wage and other benefits that would help low-income workers.