With gratitude to Rev. Leo Woodberry:
"Our elected officials must listen to climate scientists. They must put the interests of real people ahead of the interests of corporations. And they must be honest about counting all the costs — including pollution and climate degradation, and human health costs — when considering dirty energy sources that damage our land, air, water, climate, communities and health....
That’s the vision that brought the Justice First Tour to Portsmouth, where this past weekend we met with justice activists from groups including the Center for Sustainable Communities, Mothers Out Front, Portsmouth’s Cavalier Manor Civic League, Virginia Interfaith Power and Light, and ECO District Hampton Roads. We heard about important issues, from Virginia’s Carbon Reduction Plan to increased flooding in Hampton Roads neighborhoods to energy equity and 100 percent clean energy for all."