Thursday, December 13, 2018

Trump’s America First Environmental Policy Agenda: Killing Clean Energy and Targeting Latinos

The Trump Administration’s decision to backtrack from the Obama-era Clean Power Plan (CPP) is a continuation of its attacks on environmental protections and underscores its anti-science policy agenda, and policies that discriminate against communities of color with unparalleled precision.

Latinos Stand By Clean Power Plan Despite Court’s Actions

The EPA’s Clean Power Plan, one of President Obama’s signature domestic policy initiatives, was blocked Tuesday by the US Supreme Court while cases filed against the plan, primarily by Republican-led states dependent on energy production and exports such as Texas and West Virginia, are litigated in a federal appellate court. Latino Leaders were quick to […]

Guest Blogger: Analisa Freitas “Affordable Clean Energy Solutions and the Clean Power Plan, Bridging the Energy Divide”

When it comes to climate change impacts, those with the most limited access to basic resources are taking on the largest share of the burden. In the United States, 40% of all carbon pollution comes from power plants which is directly linked to exacerbating the impacts of climate change. It is no secret that the […]

Comentarios From Maria: Listen Up GOP-Climate Change is a priority for Latinos

A few weeks ago, we heard the president’s State of the Union Address where he stated that there is no greater challenge or threat facing future generations than climate change. Without question, this message resonated deeply with the Latino community because conservation and respect for the environment are fundamental parts of our histories and cultures. […]

Guest Blogger: Analisa Freitas “Celebrating 5 years of #VocesVerdes!”

This past December marked Voces Verdes’ five-year anniversary and we could not be more thankful to all of our Partner Organizations and VV Leaders who have represented Latino communities across the nation in business, health, education, advocacy, and the non-profit sector. We would not exist without your willingness to be our #VocesinActionon environmental policy development […]

Guest Blogger: Adrianna Quintero “Latin America Must Continue Its Leadership Past COP-20”

Delegates from nearly 200 countries gathered in early December to hammer out an agreement on climate change policy at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change Conference of Parties. Too often environmentalists go home disappointed after watching the assembly fall short of its mandate to prevent catastrophic climate change. This year, a fresh urgency […]

Fernando Cazares “Week Of Latino Action For Climate Action”

The past week and a half has been an exciting whirlwind of Latino engagement in support of climate action. Two Sundays ago, alongside thousands of other Latinos, I had the chance to participate in the People’s Climate March in New York along with 400,000 people from every corner of our nation, calling on the leaders of over […]

Latino Decisions Research Brief: Latino Voters Overwhelmingly Support Environmental Conservation

Latino Decisions, a prominent Latino public-opinion research firm, released a new research brief which concluded that Latinos are not only concerned about climate change and conservation but overwhelmingly in favor of public policy that will ensure sustainable environmental protections. Latino voters are particularly invested in supporting policy that will improve water quality and curb air […]

Comentarios From Maria featuring Gina McCarthy: Latinos join EPA in taking a stand against bad air days

            Summer heat hasn’t begun to wane, and neither have those familiar “bad air day” warnings. They are all too common in cities like Los Angeles, Houston, Pittsburgh and Washington, D.C., where high temperatures cause ozone to reach unhealthy levels. While bad air days affect children, people with asthma and […]

Today: Google + Hangout“ Climate Change’s Impact on the Latino Community”

Voces Verdes and the Environmental Protection Agency will be hosting a Google +  Hangout titled “Climate Change’s Impact on the Latino Community” today at 3:30 PM EST. The live discussion will feature EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy who will be joined by our own Maria Cardona, Dr. Tomas Morales from the Hispanic Association of Colleges and […]