"There can’t be social justice without environmental justice. With a strong standard to slash climate pollution from power plants, we can take an important step forward to ensuring a healthier and more just future for our communities. In tandem, the Biden administration must develop additional protections for communities that have historically borne the brunt of deadly pollution from power plants and may continue to face power plant pollution. Our health and climate can’t wait.”

Wes Bellamy, EdD, Founder, Our Black Party, Former Vice Mayor Charlottesville, Virginia