As a Senate aide in 2005, Andrew Wheeler went after state air pollution regulators for opposing his boss's bill.
"When it comes to the air, there’s nothing you can do. You cannot stop breathing."
People inhale soot and noxious fumes from the car-laden highways encircling their historically black community.
“Sometimes the whole place smells of petrol. What choice do we have?”
The urgent risk kills thousands of people around the globe each year and covers urban landscapes in smog.
“You shouldn’t be breathing air that could be killing you.”
But we are fighting back.
It's not listed on death certificates, but it's still considered "one of the great killers of our age."