Washington DC.- The following is a statement from Adrianna Quintero, Executive Director of Voces Verdes, on the nominations of Rex Tillerson as Secretary of State and former Texas Governor Rick Perry as Secretary of Energy by President-elect Donald Trump:
"The selection of Mr. Tillerson and Gov. Perry to key cabinet positions raise serious issues and leave little doubt that protecting special interests is more important to the incoming administration than protecting the health of Americans and the well-being of our planet.
"Instead of continuing to lead our nation and the world towards a healthier future with clean, renewable energy, Trump's cabinet selections will hand over our natural and energy resources to big oil companies and foreign interests.
"President elect Trump must know that Latinos want and will continue to demand climate action, and hold our leaders accountable to do their job of protecting our right to a clean environment for our children, our families, our communities, and the world."