Climate Action Campaign, local Georgia advocacy groups announce new campaign

Several leading Georgia advocacy groups announced that they are partnering with the Climate Action Campaign to launch a new national campaign pushing for the strongest possible pollution standards.

The “Solutions for Pollution” campaign (S4P) is a new coalition of more than 160 advocacy groups from across the nation, using their combined forces to urge federal agencies to enact strong anti-pollution measures.

The S4P campaign calls on the Biden administration to carry out its responsibilities under the nation’s bedrock environmental laws, such as the Clean Air Act, by advancing approximately 20 protections across federal agencies. The campaign combines the efforts of 13 state environmental advocacy groups to cut climate pollution in half by 2030, advance vital public health and environmental justice goals, accelerate the transition to clean energy, and create new economic opportunities.

The campaign announcement featured leaders from several of the Georgia advocacy groups.

“I am proud to speak on behalf of Mothers & Others for Clean Air and stand alongside so many impactful organizations in the collaborative fight for critical initiatives that will reduce air pollution,” said Dr. Eunice Radcliff, of the Emory Department of Pediatrics at the Hughes Spalding Primary Care Clinic and Child Health Equity Fellow, speaking on behalf of Mothers and Others for Clean Air. “By setting the strongest possible standards to slash toxins in our air, we will save lives, protect babies and children, advance environmental justice, and grow our clean energy economy.”

“We know that clean energy brings good things Georgians want,” said Cary Ritzler, Georgia organizer for the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy. “Clean energy means lower bills that our families can afford and good jobs all around the state — it’s a no-brainer we are all here, joining forces on such a worthy cause.”

The S4P campaign will drive public support for approximately 20 federal health, pollution, and climate standards needed to protect the health of children, families, and communities.

Georgia organizations that have signed onto the S4P coalition include:

— Moms Clean Air Force Georgia Chapter

— New Georgia Project Action Fund

— Georgia Interfaith Power and Light

— Sustainable Georgia Futures

— Mothers & Others For Clean Air, Rep GA Institute, Inc.

— Georgia Conservation Voters

— Georgia Conservation Voters Education Fund

— CAC Georgia

— Southern Alliance for Clean Energy (SACE)

— SOWEGA Rising, Concerned Citizens of Cook County (4C)

— Georgia State Medical Association Inc.

— EDF Action GA

— Dogwood Alliance Inc.

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