WASHINGTON - Maite Arce, President and CEO of the Hispanic Access Foundation, released the following statement in response to the Department of Interior's Bureau of Land Management announcement that it will roll back the 2016 Methane and Waste Prevention Rule.
By: Pastor Richard Mansfield
I would like to issue our elected officials a challenge — let’s stop treating the health of Americans and the quality of our natural environment as partisan challenges and instead embrace them as moral obligations.
Submit joint letter regarding the more than one million Californians exposed to contaminated water everyday
With the goal of creating opportunities for organizations and parks to engage Latinos and for Latinos to demonstrate their passion for the outdoors and protecting public lands, the 5th annual Latino Conservation Week will take place July 14 – 22, 2018 and is expected to be celebrated with over 120 events nationwide.
Sixteen Latino organizations working in the western United States jointly sent a letter to the Bureau of Land Management on April 23rd, opposing any revisions to the BLM’s Methane and Waste Prevention Rule, which curbs natural gas waste by requiring existing oil and gas operations on public lands to use the most up-to-date technology to capture wasted natural gas and repair leaks from equipment
Urge Administration to Leave Rule Unchanged and Protect Communities
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.
By Veronica Zaragovia KUT News
We've all heard the stories about how a lack of health insurance can force someone to ignore small health issues, until they end up in the emergency room with a more traumatic, and sometimes untreatable, problem. This is happening frequently with the country's uninsured Latina population.
Reprinted by permission from The Environmental Forum®, Nov/Dec. 2017
Natural disasters and human disasters both impact environmental justice, as we learned in putting together this Debate.
DENVER — Nuestro Río, which unites local Latino elected officials throughout the west to support efforts to conserve water in the Colorado River basin, expressed its support for Gov. John Hickenlooper’s executive order committing Colorado to climate action.