According to the report, particulate matter caused 32,000 deaths in the U.S. in 2020, and 37% of those were "directly related to fossil fuels."
Pollution and heat don't affect U.S. communities equally; people of colour are more likely to be affected.
Fossil fuel infrastructure is disproportionately located in Black, Indigenous, and other communities of colour.
Natasha DeJarnett called the exposures and effects a "inequitable burden."
Low-income, black, Asian, and Latino communities have higher particulate matter levels than white and rich communities.
More than 40% of the U.S. population lives in cities with unsafe air pollution levels, but Black communities are 40% more likely to see heat-related deaths rise.