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Adrianna Quintero

Grupos de líderes latinos se oponen a la confirmación de Scott Pruitt

Adrianna Quintero

18 de Enero 2017

Enviado por Adrianna Quintero

Mientras se lleva a cabo la audiencia de confirmación de Scott Pruitt como Administrador de la Agencia de Protección Ambiental, la siguiente es un carta de líderes latinos oponiendose a la nominación. La carta menciona como:

"El Sr. Pruitt ha hecho una carrera del demandar a la EPA y ha utilizado su puesto para atacar, una y otra vez, protecciones de salud pública que salvan vidas. Su trayectoria muestra una gran indiferencia por la salud pública y por la misión de la agencia que esta nominado para dirigir. Pruitt niega la ciencia del cambio climático, ha entablado demandas para bloquear estándares y reglas nacionales para combatir esta crisis. Ha luchado en contra de protecciones enfocadas en el aire limpio, se ha opuesto a estandares que regulan el mercurio y el aire tóxico y que previenen muertes prematuras y ataques de asma".

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Contacto: Felipe Benitez, 202-215-9664


January 17, 2017

Dear Senator:

As Latino leaders, members and representatives of the undersigned organizations committed to efforts that support our communities' health, advancement, safety and well-being, and on behalf of the concerned communities we represent, we strongly urge you to oppose the president-elect's nominee to lead the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt.

Mr. Pruitt has made a career of suing the Environmental Protection Agency, and has used his office to attack lifesaving public health protections time and time again. His record exhibits a reckless disregard for public health and a deeply troubling contempt for the very mission of the agency he has been nominated to lead. Mr. Pruitt denies the science of climate change, suing to block national standards to fight this crisis; he has fought against clean air protections, opposing the Mercury and Air Toxics standard which would prevent premature deaths and asthma attacks; he has sued the EPA to overturn clean water safeguards for more than half of the nation's waterways, including streams that feed into the drinking water supplies of hundreds of millions of Americans. Scott Pruitt is simply unfit to lead the EPA and, if confirmed, would pose a danger to our communities.

Latinos overwhelmingly support actions to fight climate change. We recognize the importance of protecting the environment: 97 percent of Latinos agree we have a moral obligation to take care of our environment. In December, the National Hispanic Leadership Agenda, a coalition of 40 of the leading Latino organizations nationwide, voiced their opposition to Mr. Pruitt's nomination, stating that they were "particularly troubled by this choice," and pointing to the prevalence of asthma and other respiratory diseases among Latinos living near polluting power plants, truck routes, and factories; as well as the large number Latinos who are employed in outdoor occupations, including agriculture, where they are exposed to health hazards, bad air quality, and the impacts of extreme weather.

Americans did not vote for more air pollution, toxics, or dirty water, nor did they vote to undo critical protections that safeguard our children and communities. We did not vote for more climate change or dirty energy. Putting the EPA in Mr. Pruitt's hands does just that: he will threaten our children's health, turn back the clock on landmark efforts to clean up our air, water and climate, and imperil the United States' position as a global clean energy leader.

We call on you to publicly declare your commitment to stand up for our right to breathe clean air, drink clean water, and be protected from pollution. We urge you to vote against all legislative proposals that would in any way repeal, weaken or undermine these rights, laws and safeguards. Our community is counting on you to protect us by voting to reject Scott Pruitt's nomination for Administrator of the U.S. EPA.

Sincerely,

Mildred Real

Founder and CEO

America Verde

Irene Vilar

Founder and CEO

Americas for Conservation + the Arts

Arturo Carmona

Arturo for Congress Campaign

Ronald Blackburn Moreno

President and CEO

ASPIRA Association


Marce Graudiņš

Founder / Director

Azul

Vanessa Smith

Publisher

Chica Magazine

Lisa Hoyos

Director

Climate Parents

Omar Gomez

Director of Programs and Public Policy

Council of Mexican Federations (COFEM)


Soledad Haren

Producer

Epoca Verde, Green Living, Green Times

Virginia Ruiz

Director of Occupational and Environmental Health

Farmworker Justice

Mark Magana

President & CEO

GreenLatinos

Laura Esquivel

Director of National Advocacy

Hispanic Federation

Cristóbal Alex

President

Latino Victory Project

Luis Torres

Director of Policy and Legislation

League of United Latin American Citizens

Brent Wilkes

National Executive Director

League of United Latin American Citizens

Amy L. Hinojosa

President and CEO

MANA, A National Latina Organization

Ben Monterroso

Executive Director

Mi Familia Vota

Samuel Molina

California State Director

Mi Familia Vota

Eduardo Sainz

Arizona Deputy Director

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Carla Castedo

Colorado State Director

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Esteban Garces

Florida State Director

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Ben Monterroso

Executive Director

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Carlos Duarte

Texas State Director

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Elena Rios, MD, MSPH, FACP

President & CEO

National Hispanic Medical Association

Sergio Rimola, MD

National Hispanic Medical Association

Olga Trujillo

Director of Public Policy

National Latin@ Network of Casa de Esperanza

Erika Castro

Progressive Leadership Alliance of Nevada

Hilda Nucete

Protégete Program Director

Protégete: Nuestro Aire, Nuestra Salud

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Director

Sachamama

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Sierra Club

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UNCR

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