"Exposure to pollution emanating from power plants is linked to chronic conditions, including asthma, heart disease, COPD, Parkinson’s disease, dementia, low birth weight, greater risk of preterm birth, and higher rates of infant mortality and death. It disproportionately impacts historically underserved communities like those I represent. It’s time we bring environmental justice to these communities. President Biden can meet his commitment to a 50% reduction in emissions by 2030 in part by ensuring the strongest EPA standards for coal and gas fired power plants happen. We have to cut carbon pollution, protect our children and families, and remove toxins from our air and water now.”

Assemblymember Howard Watts III, District 15, Clark County, Majority Caucus Whip & Chair, Growth & Infrastructure Committee, Nevada Assembly, Nevada