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V. Kelly Turner Op-Ed in Next City: As Urban Areas Feel the Heat, It’s Time for National Cool Communities Standards

Over the past 30 years, guess what kind of weather disaster has killed more Americans than any other? It’s not hurricanes or tornadoes. It’s not flooding or lightning. It’s heat. And like many other environmental dangers, it disproportionately kills people of color… It’s time for federal regulations to limit how many buildings, roads, parking lots, and other urban features are allowed to heat up the neighborhood. Just as the EPA regulates runoff pollution through the Clean Water Act and air pollution through the Clean Air Act, the agency should also regulate heat pollution through a “cool communities” act.”