Arkansans attend D.C. clean-air rally
Melissa Terry and Flint Richter of Fayetteville traveled to the nation’s capital last week to attend a rally organized by Moms Clean Air Force.
The group, which lobbies for tougher environmental standards, held what it described as a “family friendly protest event” across the street from the Capitol on Thursday.
People from 40 states attended, Terry said, and the crowd included “families of all sizes and kinds and ethnic backgrounds. It’s a really great mix of people, and I’m happy that my daughters are here and getting to see it and be a part of it,” she said.
The midsummer rally wrapped up shortly before a heat advisory was to take effect.
Moms Clean Air Force is a “special project” of the Environmental Defense Fund, a New York City-based nonprofit organization.
Terry, a University of Arkansas graduate student, said she studies “climate change and greenhouse gas emission reduction policy.”
Her husband is the founder of Richter Solar Energy.