Report: Latinos want environment-friendly candidates

*Pollution, climate change; Latino support of environmental causes crosses political parties, gender and age. VL

By Laura Barron-Lopez, The Hill

Hispanics are increasingly more likely to vote for candidates who support climate change action and cleaner energy, according to a report out Wednesday.

The Hispanic Access Foundation report, which pulled from surveys of Hispanic voters in the U.S. over a span of three years, found that over and over again, Hispanics are overwhelming backing pollution control to mitigate climate change, renewable energy and other environment-friendly policies.

According to a 2014 poll, 78 percent of Hispanics are “more likely to support” a candidate who wants to limit pollution that causes climate change.

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