FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
February 28, 2018
Contact: Amanda Aguirre, firstname.lastname@example.org or 281-814-4627
GreenLatinos Statement on San Francisco Clean Power Plan Listening Session
San Francisco, C.A.. -- Statement from GreenLatinos on the San Francisco listening session conducted by the Environmental Protection Agency on a potential repeal of the Clean Power Plan:
"We know that the impacts of climate change can be devastating for any community, and Latinx and other communities of color are no exception. The Clean Power Plan is a critical step toward reducing the United States’ emissions reductions and we must act responsibly.
"The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled on three separate occasions that the EPA has a responsibility under the Clean Air Act and other laws to protect our families and communities from harmful carbon pollution from power plants and other sources.
"GreenLatinos strongly encourages EPA to protect and enforce the clean power plan, to ensure the safety, health and security of all American communities. We do not have to choose between a healthy economy and a healthy environment; we can and will have both."
GreenLatinos is a national non-profit organization that convenes a broad coalition of Latino leaders committed to addressing national, regional and local environmental, natural resources and conservation issues that significantly affect the health and welfare of the Latino community in the United States. GreenLatinos provides an inclusive table at which its members establish collaborative partnerships and networks to improve the environment; protect and promote conservation of land and other natural resources; amplify the voices of minority, low-income and tribal communities; and train, mentor, and promote the current and future generations of Latino environmental leaders for the benefit of the Latino community and beyond. GreenLatinos develops and advocates for policies and programs to advance this mission. For more information, visit www.greenlatinos.org.