Racism is a public health threat. Its impact on the air people breathe is significant, measurable, and preventable. As an agency, we seek to eliminate the inequity of higher levels of air pollution that have historically been imposed upon communities of color. We are far from there yet and have much work to do to achieve that goal.
The Agency condemns acts of violence and racism against all BIPOC individuals and communities. Read our specific statements on Anti-Asian, Asian American, Pacific Islander (AAPI) and Anti-Black racism below.