GreenLatinos Encouraged President Biden’s Environmental Justice Executive Order Acknowledges Historic Systemic Injustice, Committed to Fight For Frontline Communities

Today, President Biden signed an Executive Order to reaffirm his commitment to righting the wrongs of the systemic injustices which have led to environmental injustice for low-income Latino/a/e, Black, Indigenous, Asian, and all communities of color.

Following the release of the Executive Order, GreenLatinos Founding President & CEO Mark Magaña released the following statement:

“Today’s new Executive Order from the President is another step toward achieving environmental liberation for all Latino/a/e, Black, Indigenous, Asian, and other low-income communities of color facing the climate emergency's disproportionate impacts.

By addressing historically marginalized communities' needs, we prioritize those facing the worst of this crisis. This new executive order acknowledges the problematic history of this country’s redlining legacy. It highlights how communities of color are the least responsible yet the most impacted regarding deadly air pollution, inequitable water access, poor access to public lands, and access to affordable clean energy.

We look forward to working with the Biden-Harris Administration to continue fighting for our communities who deserve the right to access clean air, clean water, nature, and clean and affordable renewable energy.”


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