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June 25, 2014
EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy
1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW. Washington, DC 20460
EPA Docket Center (EPA/DC)
Attention Docket ID No. OAR–2013-0602
Dear Administrator McCarthy:
As members and leaders of the undersigned Latino organizations committed to efforts that support our community’s health, economic advancement, safety and well-being, and the concerned Latino communities that we represent, we are writing to express our strong support for President Obama's Climate Action Plan, in particular the standards proposed by the Environmental Protection Agency to limit carbon pollution from power plants.
Carbon pollution fuels climate change, raising temperatures and driving extreme weather. Floods, droughts and hurricanes harm communities and cost the federal government billions of dollars in disaster recovery every year, in addition to the immeasurable impacts to human lives.
Latinos are among the strongest supporters of climate action. Nine out of 10 Latinos want the federal government to take action to reduce the threat of climate change. We recognize that reducing carbon pollution is critical to protecting the health of our families and communities, and the future of our children and grandchildren. We must leave our children a legacy of health and opportunity, not lives devastated by climate change. And we recognize that the U.S. has a global responsibility when it comes to climate change.
We thank President Obama and your agency for your leadership on this important issue. We look forward to working with you and the Environmental Protection Agency to make sure the carbon pollution standards for power plants are the strongest they can be.
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