For Immediate Release
Monday, June 2nd, 2014
Contact: Nuvia Flores
Washington, DC – Today, the National Hispanic Medical Association announced their support of the Environmental Protection Agency’s efforts to reduce carbon emissions from power plants.
“Latino families suffer greatly when industrial carbon pollution is emitted to our air. One out of two Latinos lives in areas where air quality does not meet EPA’s public health standards. Exposure to polluted air causes long-lasting damage to our communities’ health, and those with asthma or respiratory illnesses are at greater risk. We applaud the historic announcement of standards that will limit harmful carbon emissions from power plants and we stand ready to protect our families from the destructive climate change and from the impending threat of global warming.”
As the new standards continue to be amplified, NHMA will continue to work with other Hispanic organizations across the country to ensure that our communities are informed about the benefits these standards will have in the Hispanic community.
“The new standards set out by the Environmental Protection Agency are a positive step forward as we continue to ensure that the President’s Climate Action Plan is fully implemented. In addition, these new standards will not only protect the health of Hispanic communities across the country, but will ensure that future generations are protected as well.”