Photo: Latinos and Climate change
Over 20 Latino leaders and organizations submitted a letter to the White House asking President Obama and the Environmental Protection Agency for strong standards to limit carbon pollution from existing power plants. The Latino population in the United States is particularly vulnerable to the effects of carbon pollution since fully one-half live in counties currently in violation of clean air standards.
“The National Latino Coalition on Climate Change (NLCCC) has joined this call to ask President Obama to take action on climate change because our community’s exposure to polluted air and its health consequences makes us particularly sensitive to the impacts of global warming,” said NLCCC, Executive Director Mark Magaña.
Organizations signing this letter include: Americas Business Council - Planet Initiative, Common Ground for Conservation, Dialogue on Diversity. League of United Latin American Citizens, Little Village Environmental Justice Organization, Mamiverse, Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights, MANA – A National Latina Organization, National Association of Hispanic Publications, National Hispanic Coalition on Aging, National Hispanic Construction Association, National Hispanic Medical Association, National Latino Coalition on Climate Change, National Puerto Rican Coalition, Inc., National Hispanic Environmental Council, Presente.org, William C. Velazquez Institute, the U.S. Hispanic Leadership Institute, and Voces Verdes.
Click here to view the letter.