Dave Nyczepir is a News Editor for Government Executive's Route Fifty. He previously was a reporter at the Desert Sun newspaper in Southern California's Coachella Valley and worked for Campaigns & Elections magazine and covered Maryland's 2012 legislative session for the University of Maryland's Capital News Service and holds a master's of journalism from the University of Maryland.
Ozone and year-round particle pollution are improving, but cities will find it harder to make gains and save lives between worsening climate change and President Trump’s rollback of Clean Power Plan protections.
Unemployment and lack of access to quality care during the last recession sent hundreds of thousands of Michiganders into a spiral of declining health they can’t extricate themselves from to find work. Now their only lifeline is threatened.