Perspectives on Our Right to Breathe:
A Workshop on Health, Air Quality, and Philly’s Energy Future: Knowledge is Power. Arm Yourself
Brian Ratcliffe, Philly Thrive
June 16, 2017
How Your Right to Know Can Protect Our Right to Breathe
Brian Ratcliffe is a member of Philly Thrive and a graduate student at the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry. Brian presents different web-based tools that residents can use to inform themselves about pollution and environmental injustice in their neighborhoods.
PSR Philadelphia and Philly Thrive held a public workshop on the state of Philadelphia’s air quality, and the impacts on public health from the Philadelphia Energy Solutions refining complex. This event brought together health professionals and members of the public concerned about the impact of air pollution on their communities, particularly residents living near the Philadelphia Energy Solutions refining complex. The event featured the community perspectives and the research of Dr. Tyra Bryant-Stephens, Dr. Marilyn Howarth and Dr. Peter DeCarlo