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United States: safeguarding coastal communities

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Global shipping has the largest impact on those living closest to ports, especially indigenous people and poor coastal communities. With approximately 70 per cent of global shipping emissions occurring within 250 miles of shore, people in these communities struggle with disproportionately high rates of cancer, respiratory disease and premature death. Friends of the Earth US has spent the past ten years fighting to improve the lives of affected communities. Their work has been crucial in limiting harmful air pollution from ships.

 

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Global shipping has the largest impact on those living closest to ports, especially indigenous people and poor coastal communities. With approximately 70 per cent of global shipping emissions occurring within 250 miles of shore, people in these communities struggle with disproportionately high rates of cancer, respiratory disease and premature death. Friends of the Earth US has spent the past ten years fighting to improve the lives of affected communities. Their work has been crucial in limiting harmful air pollution from ships.

 

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