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06/18/2013 05:24 pm ET

Latino Organizations Urge The President To Act On Climate Change

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Last week, the members and leaders of eighteen Latino organizations sent a clear message to President Obama, reiterating their strong support for addressing climate change by cutting pollution from power plants.

Emphasizing their hope to provide a healthy future for generations to come, the organizations stated, “Our members and supporters share your concerns about climate change and are eager to see your administration act now.”

The organizations’ letter to the President highlighted the dangers faced by a majority of the Hispanic community due to their work in the agriculture and construction industries, as well as their exposure to high levels of smog. In fact, 48.4% of Hispanics currently live in areas within the U.S. where ozone exceeds the threshold value set by the government.

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