Mercury and Air Toxics: "The Promise of the Green Economy"

Authors: Green For All

In an essay at the Huffington Post, Green For All CEO Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins explains why today's EPA announcement is so important for our communities - and our economy.

 

Pollution exists because it's easier and cheaper for polluters to dump waste into the environment than to clean it up. It's often even easier to pay fines for polluting than it is to not pollute in the first place. A lot of pollution we can see. Air pollution, though, is usually invisible -- which makes it that much easier to just pollute.

Big Coal and the power companies they fuel understand that their business model is unsustainable, and many have already taken steps to retrofit their plants. We need more to step up and embrace regulations that will create thousands of jobs and clean up our air and water.

Continue reading The Promise of the Green Economy.

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