“Climate change and air pollution are environmental justice issues. People of color and traditionally underserved communities in Wisconsin are more likely to be exposed to harmful air pollution. They disproportionately bear the health, social and economic burdens of climate change and our broken energy system that continues to rely on expensive fossil fuels like coal. Once finalized, the EPA’s power plant rule will play a key role in reducing overall carbon emissions and helping us avoid the worst impacts of climate change. In addition to a strong plan to cut climate pollution from power plants, President Biden and EPA Administrator Regan must develop additional protections for communities that have historically borne the brunt of this deadly pollution and continue to live in the shadow of fossil fuel plants.”

Nancy Retana, Resilient Communities Program Director, Clean Wisconsin, Milwaukee