Latinos are disproportionately affected by asthma, and Trump’s policies are making it worse

Latinos are disproportionately affected by asthma, and Trump’s policies are making it worse

Victor Landa September 6, 2017

Many Americans live where it is unsafe to breathe. About 40% of the U.S. population — more than 126 million people — live in areas that do not comply with national ambient […]

REPORT: EPA is Failing to Protect Low-Income Communities of Color

NewsTaco September 29, 2016

*This is distressing. In 2008 4.7 million Latinos were diagnosed with asthma, most because of environmental causes. VL By Yessenia Funes, Colorlines (1.5 minute read) The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights released […]

California Is Finally Getting Serious About Pesticides Near Schools

NewsTaco June 1, 2015

*The most distressing thing about this is that the original complaint was filed by six Latino families 12 years ago. VL By Liza Gross, The Nation More than a year ago, public […]

Latino Employees at Environmental Agencies Speak on the Shutdown

Mary Mata October 9, 2013

By Juan Rodriguez, NewsTaco With our Federal Government well into the Shutdown, nearly 800,000 Federal agency employees are out of work or working without pay.  That is to say they […]

Young Latino Environment Goals for Obama’s (2nd) First 100 Days

Mary Mata February 13, 2013

By Latinovations While watching President Obama’s inauguration speech, Andrea Delgado felt a surge of optimism. Paradoxically, it was one of Obama’s more somber statements that gave her hope: his acknowledgement […]

Latino Activist to Head EPA’s Enviro Justice

Mary Mata January 24, 2013

By Brett Israel, New America Media NAM Editor’s note: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is turning to a Houston activist to lead the fight against environmental injustices around the country. Matthew […]

How Clean Air Standards Save Lives

Mary Mata March 6, 2012

By Peter Lehner Scientists reported last week in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) that even short-term exposure to air pollution can increase your risk of having a heart attack–highlighting the critical […]