This year, Earth Day should have made all governmental officials act for Clean Air. But officials continue to overlook the need for clean air standards.

Just like a breath, clean air is often taken for granted. At the cost of human lives, the COVID-19 lockdown has led to cleaner air, but many government officials have yet to put a plan in place that will reduce air pollution in the long run.

La’Tonya Troutman is Environmental Climate Justice Chair for the NAACP La Porte County Branch 3061.

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