Environment

HAF Applauds Senate for Permanent Reauthorization of LWCF, Urges House to Pass Senate’s Lands Package

WASHINGTON – In response to the Senate’s passage of its Lands Package, which includes the permanent reauthorization of the Land and Water Conservation Fund, Maite Arce, president and CEO of Hispanic Access Foundation, released the following statement:

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Hispanic Access Foundation Statement on Nomination of David Bernhardt as the Secretary of the Department of the Interior

WASHINGTON – Maite Arce, President and CEO of Hispanic Access Foundation, released the following statement in response to the nomination of David Bernhardt as the Secretary of the Department of the Interior:

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ARIZONA CAPITOL TIMES: We Must Take Care of the Colorado River for Economic Prosperity, Life

Water is the foundation of life. But as essential as it is, we often take it for granted and we treat it as a never-ending resource. With Lake Mead and Lake Powell, two of the nation’s largest reservoirs, and the states along the Colorado River basin in a chronic drought condition, the Colorado River is steadily losing its ability to meet all the demands placed upon it.

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Latinos Show Strong Support for Public Lands and Water Protections, Oppose “Energy Dominance” Agenda in 9th Annual Conservation in the West Poll

Poll finds overwhelming support for LWCF, concerns around water issues and the increasingly visible impact of climate change, optimism for outdoor recreation economies

With Federal Deadline Days Away, HAF Calls on Arizona Lawmakers to Approve the Drought Contingency Plan

WASHINGTON – In October 2018, after years of fitful effort, state agencies and water providers agreed on a draft Drought Contingency Plan (DCP) — an agreement between California, Arizona and Nevada in the Lower Basin, and Utah, Colorado, New Mexico and Wyoming in the Upper Basin — to reduce each state’s river use as a way to deal with shortages in the water supply provided by the Colorado River

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Film Screening Explores Importance of Protecting the Colorado River

YUMA, ARIZONA – On Sunday, Jan. 6, Hispanic Access Foundation and Por la Creación Faith-based Alliance screened the film “Leche y Miel (Milk and Honey)” to 45 Latino youth, families and community members at Betania Church in Yuma. The future of the Lower Colorado River is especially important to the Latino community.

LAS VEGAS SUN: Excess methane represents a real danger to Nevadans

By: Chela Garcia

Our government has a moral obligation to listen to voters and make decisions that protect the health of our communities. And when our government changes rules, it should have the interest of its taxpayers and citizens at heart.

Unfortunately, actions by the current administration tell a different story.

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