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Reversing the EPA’s Clean Power Plan Spells Disaster for Communities

Maite Arce, president and CEO of Hispanic Access Foundation, released the following statement in response to the Environmental Protection Agency’s new rule, titled the Affordable Clean Energy (ACE) rule, that would undo much of the Clean Power Plan, which placed the first and only federal limits on carbon pollution from existing power plants – the largest stationary source of pollution that drives climate change.

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HAF Earns 2019 Silver Seal of Transparency

HAF is proud to have earned a 2019 Silver Seal of Transparency. Now our community members as well as 10+ million GuideStar users can find in-depth financial information about our organization. Plus, we have provided fresh information to 200+ charitable websites and applications that use GuideStar data, such as AmazonSmile, Facebook, and Network for Good.

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HAF Statement on Introduction of LWCF Full Funding Bill in the House

Maite Arce, president and CEO of Hispanic Access Foundation, released the following statement in response to Rep. Jeff Van Drew’s (D-NJ 2nd District) introduction of the LWCF Permanent Funding Act to permanently and fully fund the Land and Water Conservation Fund. This bill serves as the House companion bill for the bipartisan legislation, S.1081, introduced in the Senate by Sen. Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV).

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Meet our LHIP Class of 2019

The Latino Heritage Internship Program (LHIP), a partnership between HAF's MANO Project and the National Park Service is designed to train young people in the skills of cultural, historical, and natural resource management. The program raises awareness of our national parks and historic sites, their accessibility and the need for the Latino community’s involvement in their preservation. This summer 16 HAF interns will work alongside NPS historians, interpreters, archaeologists, architects, and curators on cultural resources projects in different park units, offices and historical sites throughout the nation. 

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Dozens of Organizations Encourage Senate Support for Civil Rights Grant Program

On May 28, Asian and Pacific Islander Americans in Historic Preservation, Hispanic Access Foundation, and Latinos in Heritage Conservation were joined by 43 groups and 67 individuals in submitting a joint letter to the Senate Committee on Appropriations to support the Underrepresented Communities Civil Rights Grant program with a $30 million appropriation for Fiscal Year 2020.

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Anniversary Highlights the Antiquities Act’s Critical Role in Protecting Cultural Heritage

Maite Arce, president and CEO of Hispanic Access Foundation, released the following statement in celebration of tomorrow’s 113th Anniversary of the Antiquities Act, which has been instrumental in protecting and including the history and contributions of Latino and other diverse communities in our public lands and historical sites.

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Climate Action Now Act Introduced in the House, Would Benefit Latino Communities

Leaders in the Senate recently introduced that chamber’s first bill to address climate change in eleven years. It is called the International Climate Accountability Act and it aims to combat climate change and to make climate action a centerpiece of federal energy and environmental policy.

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HAF Statement on Reintroduction of the Outdoors for All Act

On Tuesday, May 14, U.S. Sen. Kamala D. Harris and Rep. Nanette Barragán reintroduced the Outdoors for All Act, which aims to help communities around the country construct and improve parks and other outdoor recreational spaces, particularly in underserved communities that lack access to outdoor recreation areas.

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HAF Applauds House for Funding LWCF in FY 2020, Urges Senate to Approve Proposed Budget

On Tuesday, May 14, the House Appropriations Committee released the draft fiscal year 2020 Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies funding bill. The legislation includes funding for programs within the Department of the Interior, the Environmental Protection Agency, and other related agencies. The draft bill provides $523.9 million for the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF), including $244 million for the federal program and $280 million for state programs.

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PUBLIC NEWS SERVICE: New Bill Would Curb Methane Pollution from Oil and Gas

U.S. Rep. Diane DeGette of Colorado has introduced a bill to reinstate Obama-era controls on the venting and burning of methane gas on federal land. The gas is a byproduct of oil and gas extraction. The Methane Waste Prevention Act of 2019 would reinstate rules that the Trump administration rolled back saying they were a burden on industry.

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Held on April 4, 2019, this webinar explored issues around public lands, water and climate, and identifies the health, economic and cultural impact on Latino communities.

August 25, 2016 marks the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service and to commemorate the occasion, we're looking back at the effort to protect the California desert, which resulted in three new national monuments.

Land, Water y Comunidad explores the relationship Latinos across the nation have with Land and Water Conservation Fund sites – what it means to them, how they enjoy them and the impact it would have if these lands weren’t available.

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