Latino Conservation Week dates set for July 14 - 22, organizations invited to hold events

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.

EL SEMANARIO: Latino Organizations Unite on Methane and Waste Prevention Rule

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

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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.

THE DEBATE FORUM: With Hurricanes Providing Fresh Examples of Needs, Panel is Asked What Trump Can Do to Foster Environmental Justice
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.

Nuestro Río Applauds Colorado’s Commitment to Climate Action, Health of Latino Communities

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.