DRCC/TAG leads Governor Inslee through tour of South Park to address health concerns

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Seattle’s South Park neighborhood got a visit Monday from Gov. Jay Inslee.

The governor was highlighting the disproportionate health impacts of air pollution there as part of his statewide climate tour. It’s one more argument in favor of his plan to cap carbon emissions.

Over the past year, Inslee has visited everything from shellfish farms hurt by ocean acidification to water treatment facilities being rebuilt because of the expected rise in sea levels.

In South Park, he toured a neighborhood plagued by traffic. Community activists showed the governor a skate park, playground and basketball court that are all right next to Highway 99.

Resident Paulina Lopez told him they fought to get these new facilities built for their kids, but now they’re worried.

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