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WASHINGTON (December 5, 2013)–A pioneering plan proposed by the Natural Resources Defense Council would reduce carbon pollution from America’s existing power plants by at least 20 percent this decade while delivering more than $20 billion in public health and environmental benefits, according to Dan Lashof, director of the Clean Air and Climate program at NRDC.
Washington, DC – For over a year, U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) has been going to the Senate floor on a weekly basis (when the Senate is in session) to urge his colleagues to “wake up” and take action on climate change. Today, at approximately 4:30 p.m., he will deliver his 50th weekly speech on this topic.
Washington DC, November 4, 2013 — Voces Verdes issued the following statement on the heels of President Obama’s announcement of an Executive Order to direct federal agencies to help states and communities improve resilience against storms, droughts and extreme weather events.
New Poll Shows Americans Strongly Opposed EPA Shutdown, Look Unfavorably on Those Who Put Our Health and Environment at Risk
WASHINGTON (October 17, 2013) – During the 16 days House Republicans held the federal government hostage to their radical agenda, they put our environment and health at risk, and most Americans didn’t like it. Almost two-thirds of Americans say they opposed the near shut-down of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and they want the EPA back on the job, according to a new PPP poll commissioned by the Natural Resources Defense Council.
Washington, DC (September 20, 2013) – Today, Voces Verdes, Latino Ranchers and Farmers, Little Village Environmental Justice Organization, and the National Hispanic Medical Association, their allies and members applaud the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) release of a proposal to limit carbon pollution from new power plants.
WASHINGTON, July 11, 2013 – The White House honored eleven people Tuesday, including Voces Verdes health partner Dr. Yadira Caraveo, as a “Champion of Change” in the field of public health and climate.
WASHINGTON, March 5, 2013 — Voces Verdes, our partners and supporters which represent millions of Latinos nationwide, released a statement today in support of the nomination of Gina McCarthy to head the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Below is a statement from Dr. Elena Rios, President and CEO of the National Hispanic Medical Association and board member of Voces Verdes.
WASHINGTON, March 5, 2013 — Today, President Obama nominated nuclear physicist Ernest Moniz for U.S. Secretary of Energy. In response, Santiago Cueto, Esq., board member of Voces Verdes issued the following statement on the group’s behalf: