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This Week's EPA Rule Is Literally a Life Saver for Latino Families

06 Jun 2014  |   Jennifer Allen

Tags: Latinos, Climate Change, Environmental Justice

Jennifer Allen, Director of LCV's Latino Outreach Program, wrote a new blog on Huffington Post on the importance of the EPA's carbon pollution safeguards to the Latino community.

President Obama and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently took a bold step forward to act on climate change and protect public health by proposing the first-ever national safeguards limiting carbon pollution from our country's existing power plants. That's not just a victory for the Latino community's stewardship of the Earth, it's literally a lifesaver.

Power plants are our country's biggest source of carbon pollution, responsible for about 40 percent of the carbon pollution in our air. Climate change threatens our health and will lead to more asthma attacks and even heart attacks. Although there are already clean air safeguards in place to protect us from toxins like arsenic, mercury and lead, there are currently no safeguards in place limiting the carbon pollution power plans can spew into our air.

Click here to read Jennifer's entire blog post on Huffington Post.

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