Today, the 100% Clean Energy Economy Act of 2019 was introduced in Congress by U.S. Reps. Donald McEachin, Deb Haaland, Debbie Dingell, Earl Blumenauer, Paul Tonko, and Bobby Rush. In response to the legislation, which would transition our nation to a 100% clean economy by 2050 and require net-zero carbon pollution, Hispanic Access Foundation President and CEO Maite Arce released the following statement:
When I think about the places I have lived and loved most in my life, they have always been near the ocean. When I was a child, my family lived on the shores of El Sauzal, Baja California, a small settlement for fishermen and their families near el Valle de Guadalupe. Growing up in this beautiful town I called home, my family primarily lived off of food from the sea.
Senate Committee Passes Permanent Funding for LWCF, Underscores Importance of Program to Local Communities
Today, the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee voted to advance legislation to provide full, dedicated funding for the Land and Water Conservation Fund. The Land and Water Conservation Fund Permanent Funding Act (S. 1081), was introduced by Sens. Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Cory Gardner (R-Colo.). A bipartisan House companion bill (H.R. 3195) was approved by the House Natural Resources Committee in June. In response to the passage, Maite Arce, Hispanic Access Foundation’s president and CEO, released the following statement:
I recently had the opportunity to join Hispanic Access Foundation on a trip to Petrified Forest National Park — my first visit to this breathtaking corner of Arizona.
More than 50 Las Vegas-area youth and families from Centro de Adoracion Familiar Church and supporters of Chispa Nevada took to rods and reels on Oct. 26 with a hands-on fishing lesson from the Nevada Department of Wildlife on the beaches of Lake Mead National Recreation Area.
From fishing fundamentals to reeling them in, an event on Oct. 16 from the Virginia Department of Game & Inland Fisheries and Hispanic Access Foundation provided Richmond youth with a fishing experience that connected with their Hispanic heritage. Participants not only gained new fishing skills, but they also learned about the importance of environmental stewardship.
New Film Explores Intersection of Latino Community and Environmental Justice, Marks Launch of Campaign Addressing Latino Considerations around Wildfires
Today, Hispanic Access Foundation released its new short film “I Am Cheo,” which explores the intersection of Latino culture and communities with the outdoors and climate issues, like wildfires, and emphasizes the need for engagement and action to preserve our future.
Latinos Community Leaders Visit Congressional Offices to Share Support for LWCF, Underscore Importance of Permanent and Full Funding to Local Communities
This week, 10 Latino leaders from HAF’s networks are visiting elected officials in Washington to share why the Land and Water Conservation Fund has been critical to their communities and why it deserves permanent full funding.
United Nations Climate Report Emphasizes the Need for Action, Underscores Disproportionate Impact Felt by Latinos in the U.S.
Today, the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change released its first ever stand-alone report regarding oceans and cryosphere, portions of the Earth’s surface where water is in solid form.
Yesterday, the Environmental Protection Agency finalized the repeal of the 2015 Waters of the United States rule, which expanded the types of waterways that can receive federal protections under the Clean Water Act.
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.