Climate & Clean Air Working Group
Working Group Co-Chairs: Alejandra Nunez, Priscilla Villa, Melissa Vargas
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<< 124.4 million Americans, including over 45 million people in the 10 states with the highest proportion of Latinos, rely on headwater, rain-fed, and seasonal streams for their drinking water.
<< Over 1.8 million Latinos in the United States live within a half mile of an oil and gas facility, which emit smog-forming and other harmful pollution. An analysis found that this pollution is responsible for 153,000 asthma attacks in Latinochildren every year.
<< Programs to monitor and cut air pollution are especially important for Latinos in the U.S., nearly half of whom live in counties that frequently violate standards for ground-level ozone, such as Los Angeles County in California and Maricopa County in Arizona.
<< Trump and Pruitt are pushing to cut the EPA’s pesticides program by over 16%. This especially impacts the Latinocommunity, as approximately 88% of our nation’s farm workers are Latino.
<< Speak out on social medial with this Digital Toolkit
Are you a GreenLatino who is interested in speaking out at one of the upcoming Clean Power Plan listening sessions in Kansas City, San Fransisco or Gillette, WY? If so please fill out this form and we will be in touch with more details!
<< Yale/GMU Polling: "Latinos are much more engaged with the issue of global warming than are non-Latinos."
Climate Change in the Latino Mind
<< Latino Decisions (we commissioned this), Fall 2016:
Latino voters want policy makers to aggressively combat global warming and pass clean energy legislation
Climate & Clean Air Program Director: KeylinRivera@greenlatinos.org