Economist Joins Natalie Portman, Scientist Moms to Reduce Toxic Air Pollution
New mother Lea-Rachel Kosnik, a University of Missouri-St. Louis economics professor, teamed up with Academy Award-winner Natalie Portman and five other scientist moms to urge the Environmental Protection Agency to impose harsher regulations on companies disposing of toxic air pollution. The women wrote a letter to Lisa Jackson, an EPA administrator, asking her to support the stricter standards for limiting mercury pollution. As new mothers, the group’s main effort is to impose the strongest possible standards to protect public health and the health of future generations.
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