Climate & Clean Air Working Group

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Working Group Co-Chairs: 
Alejandra Nunez, Priscilla Villa, Melissa Vargas

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KEY FACTS:

<< 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.

TAKE ACTION:  

<<   Join the Climate & Clean Air working group

<<   Speak out on social medial with this Digital Toolkit

<<   Comment on the Repeal of the Clean Power Plan

<<   Take action by joining a event, hearing rally or other action: Check out our calendar or Facebook page 

Upcoming Actions: 

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!

<<   2/21 San Francisco Listening Session

<<  2/21 Kansas City Listening Session 

PARTNER RESOURCES:

FACT SHEETS

<<  Trump’s EPA budget cuts: What’s at stake for Latino communities? What’s at stake for African American communities?

<<  Superfund Factsheet  

<<  The Scott Pruitt Dictionary

<<  Latino Communities & Climate Change

<<  Compiled resources for latino leaders

<<  Latinos, clean air, and a safe climate

<<  EPA budget cuts to Latino Community ENG/SPN

POLLING

<<  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

<<  Earthjustice/Green Latinos 2015

<<  Florida Atlantic University Business and Economic Polling Initiative 2016

<<  Sierra Club/Green Latinos 2016 Latinos and the Environment Post-Election

<<  Stanford/New York Times 2015

<<  NRDC/Voces Verdes 2014

CONTACT US: 

Climate & Clean Air Program Director: KeylinRivera@greenlatinos.org