Thursday, December 31, 2015

Martin Luther King III takes on National Black Chamber over carbon pollution

Jim Galloway
Dec. 30, 2015

Martin Luther King III has penned an op-ed piece for the Washington Post, calling out the National Black Chamber of Commerce for its opposition to the Obama administration’s first-ever limits on carbon pollution from power plants:

As it turns out, the money behind the chamber’s campaign comes from polluters who stand to gain if the Clean Power Plan is blocked. According to The Post, the chamber received more than $800,000 over the past decade from ExxonMobil, and among the sponsors of the group’s national conference in August were other companies that oppose strong action to combat climate change.

The former Fulton County commissioner includes this note about who gets hit by extreme weather:

Look at who suffered first and suffered the most after Hurricane Katrina flooded New Orleans.

It was the communities — largely African American — in low-lying areas that got hit worst when the levees broke.

In Georgia, Attorney General Sam Olens has filed a federal lawsuit, joining several other states in attempting to block the new regulations.

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