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In their own words: Local leaders urge Congress to act on climate

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In their own words: Local leaders urge Congress to act on climate

More than 250 local and state government officials, health professionals, small business owners, academics and environmental groups from 34 states plus the District of Columbia sent a letter to Congress on Thursday, February 17, 2022 urging them to quickly pass legislation to address climate change. Here's how climate change is impacting their communities, in their own words.

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House bill aims to expand public transit service nationwide

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House bill aims to expand public transit service nationwide

ATLANTA -- In an effort to improve public transit service for riders across the country, Rep. Hank Johnson of Georgia introduced a bill Tuesday that would put billions of federal dollars toward local transit operations. This bill, titled “Stronger Communities Through Better Transit Act,” creates a new grant program designed to increase the frequency and hours of public transit service nationwide.

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MORE OFTEN THAN NOT GA CONGRESSIONAL DELEGATION FAILS TO STAND UP FOR OUR ENVIRONMENT AND OUR FAMILIES’ HEALTH

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MORE OFTEN THAN NOT GA CONGRESSIONAL DELEGATION FAILS TO STAND UP FOR OUR ENVIRONMENT AND OUR FAMILIES’ HEALTH

  Atlanta (Dec. 6, 2017) -- Today, Environment Georgia released its federal scorecard evaluating how the Peach State congressional delegation has voted when it comes to supporting clean air, clean water and other environmental protections. Absences count against a member's score. Executive Director Jennette Gayer released the following statement:

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Atlanta’s health at risk with 195 dirty air days in 2015

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Atlanta’s health at risk with 195 dirty air days in 2015

[Atlanta] – Air pollution remains a major threat to our health, according to a new report from Environment Georgia Research & Policy Center, Our Health at Risk: Why Are Millions of Americans Still Breathing Unhealthy Air? In 2015, people here in Atlanta experienced 195 unhealthy air pollution days, increasing the risk of premature death, asthma attacks and other adverse health impacts.

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