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LCV Chispa Statement Ahead of Trump’s State of the Union

Jan 30, 2018

Alyssa Roberts, 202-454-4573,

Washington, D.C. – Ahead of President Donald Trump’s first State of the Union address tonight, the League of Conservation Voters released the following statement from Chispa National Director Ernesto Vargas:

“President Trump and his administration have been a disaster for Latinos and other communities of color. Their relentless attacks on our clean air, clean water, public lands, and health have left our country in a State of Pollution – all to benefit Big Oil and other special interests. Instead of helping the people most impacted by the climate crisis, Trump has jeopardized the lives of Dreamers, immigrants and refugees. And his administration has ignored thousands of families attempting to put their lives back together in Puerto Rico, who alongside Houston and Florida experienced the worst of climate change – proving that he has no interest in standing up for us.”