Environment

THE HILL: Climate change has already hit Latino communities

By: Chela Garcia

The focus on our climate is ramping up within the Latino community. Climate change is leading to higher temperatures and record-setting heat waves, drier and more arid conditions in the Southwest, and more frequent and severe droughts. These conditions are having troubling consequences on public health and access to services, job security and economic productivity.

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New Toolkit Underscores Health, Economic and Cultural Impact of Conservation Issues on Latino Communities

WASHINGTON, DC – Yesterday, Hispanic Access Foundation held a webinar briefing with experts on wildfires, drought, extreme heat, health, occupational safety, and our nation’s public lands to release a new conservation toolkit “A Guide to Land, Water and Climate Issues and the Impact on Latino Commu

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HAF Calls on Congress to Dedicate Permanent and Full Funding for LWCF

WASHINGTON – While the Land and Water Conservation Fund is now permanently reauthorized, President Donald Trump’s proposed budget for 2020 cuts federal funding for LWCF by more than 100 percent, not only zeroing out the program but rolling back funds previously appropriated by Congress last year — jeopardizing the future of one of America’s most effective conservation programs.

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HAF Applauds NOAA for New Partnership with Leading Recreational Fishing Organizations

WASHINGTON – The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Office of National Marine Sanctuaries and NOAA Fisheries recently signed a Memorandum of Agreement with the National Marine Manufacturers Association, the American Sportfishing Association, the Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies, and the Recreational Boating and Fishing Foundation to improve communication and engag

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Community Roundtable Celebrates Public Lands, Explores Impact of Federal Legislation on CA

REDLANDS – Yesterday, the U.S. House passed the Senate’s public lands bill, which creates one of the largest wilderness expansions in a decade including additions to Death Valley and Joshua Tree National Parks and the San Bernardino National Forest, as well as the permanent reauthorization of the Land and Water Conservation Fund.

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HAF Applauds House for Permanent Reauthorization of LWCF, Saving One of America’s Most Effective Conservation Programs

WASHINGTON – Today, the U.S. House passed Senate Bill 47, the Natural Resources Management Act, protecting millions of acres of land and hundreds of miles of wild rivers across the country, establishing four new national monuments and permanently reauthorizing the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF).

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HAF Urges House to Pass Senate’s Natural Resource Management Act, Includes Permanent Reauthorization of LWCF

WASHINGTON – Today, the U.S. House of Representatives is expected to vote on the decade’s largest public lands package, which protects millions of acres of land and hundreds of miles of wild rivers across the country, as well as establishes four new national monuments and permanently reauthorizes the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF).

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