Friday, May 24, 2024

Latino Communities Affected by Soot Pollution

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released a proposal on January 6 to strengthen annual standards for delicate particulate matter, commonly known as soot. Despite overwhelming evidence that more substantial limits are necessary to mitigate soot pollution, the EPA has changed standards from 12 ug/m3 to 9 and 10 ug/m3. Decades of soot pollution have been […]

Environment a Major Issue For Latinos

Environmental issues are a major concern of Latino voters, more so than immigration. That’s according to new research by the Hispanic-Focused polling firm, Latino Decisions, which worked on the polling data on behalf of GreenLatinos and Earthjustice, two nonprofits in the environmental sector. The new poll found that 85% of Latino respondents view reducing smog, […]

Texas and Chicago Latinos Affected by EPA Mercury

The Environmental Protection Agency is expected to announce new rules for mercury and other toxic emissions from coal-fired and oil-fired power plants. Anticipation of the rules sparked a firestorm within the fossil-fueled power industry and its political supporters, who say utilities will be forced to close out-dated, coal-fired power plants before a 2015 deadline. Republicans like […]