In support of EPA’s proposed ruling about better smog standards, we held a press conference in front of UGA’s coal plant discussing the negative effects of smog on the environment and our citizens. We had three speakers- Amber Davis: a student at UGA and intern for UGA Beyond Coal, Alexa Shea: a local mother of two, and Morgan Fleming: an elementary school teacher. This was a great success and extremely informative. Amber explained the details of the proposed rule, some background about Beyond Coal, and how the two are interconnected. Alexa gave some great insight about how the environment plays a part in child development and how detrimental bad emissions are to the growth of a child. Morgan discussed the health of children in the elementary schools, and how absences increase due to asthma, which is sometimes caused by environment factors.
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