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29 October 2021

Hispanic Access Statement on President Biden’s Build Back Better Act Framework

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On October 28, President Biden announced the framework for the Build Back Better Act. In response to the confirmation, Hispanic Access Foundation’s President and CEO Maite Arce released the following statement:

“Hispanic Access Foundation is excited to see the commitment to clean energy and climate justice investments in the Build Back Better Act framework. We encourage Congress to pass strong, equitable climate investments in the Build Back Better Act. We applaud the administration’s focus on resilience investments, which include addressing extreme weather, pollution in low-income communities, the Civilian Climate Corps, natural climate solutions, and funding for a Clean Energy and Sustainability Accelerator.

“From its root causes to end results, the climate crisis has harmed Latinos and other communities of color disproportionately. From on- and offshore drilling that overwhelmingly pollutes our communities, to the burning of oil and gas on our highways and power plants located disproportionately close to neighborhoods of color, to the storms, drought, extreme heat, and out-of-control wildfires caused by increasing global temperatures – our communities are impacted at every step, and our health is at risk.

“It is urgent for Congress and the Biden administration to fix this system with bold action, before our climate and our families suffer even more consequences.”

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