Civic Engagement

Latino Faith Leaders Urge EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt to Uphold Clean Power Plan and Protect the Health of Latinos and Future Generations

Today, over 45 Latino faith leaders representing communities from California to Florida submitted comments in opposition of the proposed repeal of the Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan. Their comments urged EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt to uphold the Clean Power Plan and protect the health of Latino communities and future generations.

Latino Leaders and Environmental Advocates Reiterate Support for the Clean Power Plan at Maryland Citizens’ Hearing

Latino leaders and environmental advocates defended the Clean Power Plan — the EPA’s plan to cut carbon pollution from power plants, protect public health, and encourage the development of clean, renewable energy — at a “Citizens’ Hearing” on Thursday, January 11th in Annapolis, Maryland.

Utah monuments bill doesn’t reflect public support, simply an end-around to legitimize gutting of Bears Ears National Monument

Prior to today’s subcommittee hearing on H.R. 4532, which would establish the two monuments outlined by President Trump when he announced he was gutting the size Bears Ears National Monument by 85 percent, Maite Arce, president and CEO of Hispanic Access Foundation, released the following statement highlighting why the legislation should be rejected:

SIERRA MAGAZINE: Celebrating Latino Heritage Through Protected Places A report urges protection of culturally significant sites to recognize national history

By: Meredith Brown 

Dec. 19, 2017

The United States has long been known as a socially and culturally diverse “melting pot.” Yet, less than 8 percent of all National Historic Landmarks represent ethnic and minority groups.

HISPANIC ACCESS: Trump Administration’s Unprecedented Assault on Public Lands Disregards Moral Obligation to Protect Our Outdoor and Cultural Heritage

On the heels of the proclamation from President Trump to reduce Bears Ears National Monument by 85% and Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument by nearly half, Secretary Zinke has released his report that announces eight more national monuments being targeted for vast reductions and expanded access for mining, drilling or logging.

COLORADO RIVER PUBLIC MEDIA: "Leche y Miel": Short Film Set in Yuma County Explores Over-Allocation of the Colorado River

By Maya Springhawk Robnett 

Over-use of the Colorado River has long concerned environmentalists, but a short film has set out to explore the human impacts of over-allocation.  KAWC’s Maya Springhawk Robnett attended a viewing in San Luis, Arizona…

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HUFFINGTON POST: America’s Worst Idea: Donald Trump’s Dismantling of Our Natural Heritage

Javier Sierra, Contributer, Associate Communications Director, The Sierra Club

Zozobra, according to New Mexico tradition, is a dark character, half ghost, half monster, the enemy of everything good and decent who robs people of their most treasured possession, hope.