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EPA Holds Public Hearing in Denver on Proposed Pollution Standards Rollback

DENVER – Today, the Environmental Protection Agency held its first and only public hearing on the agency’s proposal to weaken the New Source Performance Standards, which have been in place for almost a year and are helping protect communities living near oil and gas development from harmful pollution.

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HAF Statement on EPA’s Proposed Rollback of Methane Pollution Standards

WASHINGTON – Maite Arce, President and CEO of the Hispanic Access Foundation, released the following statement in response to the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposal to weaken the New Source Performance Standards, which have been in place and working for almost a year, strong and in effect to protect communities living near oil and gas development from harmful pollution.

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Latino Conservation Week dates set for July 14 - 22, organizations invited to hold events

With the goal of creating opportunities for organizations and parks to engage Latinos and for Latinos to demonstrate their passion for the outdoors and protecting public lands, the 5th annual Latino Conservation Week will take place July 14 – 22, 2018 and is expected to be celebrated with over 120 events nationwide.

EL SEMANARIO: Latino Organizations Unite on Methane and Waste Prevention Rule

Sixteen Latino organizations working in the western United States jointly sent a letter to the Bureau of Land Management on April 23rd, opposing any revisions to the BLM’s Methane and Waste Prevention Rule, which curbs natural gas waste by requiring existing oil and gas operations on public lands to use the most up-to-date technology to capture wasted natural gas and repair leaks from equipment

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Latino Faith Leaders Urge EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt to Uphold Clean Power Plan and Protect the Health of Latinos and Future Generations

Today, over 45 Latino faith leaders representing communities from California to Florida submitted comments in opposition of the proposed repeal of the Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan. Their comments urged EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt to uphold the Clean Power Plan and protect the health of Latino communities and future generations.

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