Washington, D.C. — The following is a statement from Mark Magaña, Founding President & CEO of GreenLatinos, in response to President Biden’s new Climate Executive Actions:
“After four years of destructive policies under Trump, it is a relief to finally have a leader eager to take meaningful action on climate change and other issues that are disproportionately affecting Latino communities - our health, livelihoods, and families. President Joe Biden’s new executive actions get us one step closer toward our mission of preserving public lands and oceans, securing clean air and clean water for our families and communities, restoring science-based policy-making, creating a sustainable economy, and recommitting the country to international climate leadership. Climate change poses an imminent threat to our national security and public health and environmental justice must be at the forefront of any action we take. These groundbreaking executive orders are just the beginning from an Administration that understands the urgency to act on the climate crisis.”
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.