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In today’s edition of The Heartland Daily Podcast, H. Sterling Burnett, managing editor of Environment & Climate News speaks with Niger Innis. Innis is an American activist, politician and National Spokesperson for the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE). Innis joins Burnett to discuss the disproportionately harmful impacts of President Obama’s anti-fossil-fuel energy policies are having on the poor.
These policies, which increase energy costs, most impact minorities, the poor, and those on fixed incomes. He stresses that affordable energy is a humanitarian issue, as affordable, reliable energy is necessary to raise oneself out of poverty. He discusses how the APA is working with various minority and senior groups to fight policies that raise energy costs.