Latino Conservation Alliance applauds Clean Water Rule

Latino Conservation Alliance applauds Clean Water Rule

The Latino Conservation Alliance – a group of six national Latino organizations dedicated to representing a diverse array of Latino communities to conserve our natural heritage for future generations—released the following statement applauding the Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Water Rule, which clarifies protections for streams and wetlands, announced yesterday.

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Protect your public land heritage and centuries-old Latino traditions

Protect your public land heritage and centuries-old Latino traditions

We cannot take our public land for granted. States, including Arizona, Colorado, Montana, Nevada, and New Mexico, are now exploring legislation that would allow sale of land to the highest bidder. Call your legislators and governor today and tell them to preserve our centuries-old tradition of sharing land for the benefit of all communities.

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For Hispanics voters, preservation matters - The Santa Fe New Mexican

For Hispanics voters, preservation matters - The Santa Fe New Mexican

The wishes of Hispanic voters will have to be considered, especially when discussing preservation and access to public lands. Jobs won’t always be enough to sway support for drilling — it’s easier now to understand why Mora County officials still preferred to keep oil exploration out of their backyard with their first-in-the-nation fracking ban.

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Four Stops, One Destination: Young Latinos Supporting Conservation

Four Stops, One Destination: Young Latinos Supporting Conservation

Today marks the end of the Hispanic Access Foundation “Four Stops, One Destination” tour of National Parks in Colorado, Utah and New Mexico. I was fortunate to spend the day with the group, exploring Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve, the final National Park on their tour. They had been connecting with people along their tour and visiting places that helped them connect the dots about the impacts of oil and gas development on public lands, and about the need for Latinos to be engaged in efforts to ensure that the places we love, even if we love them from afar, are protected for future generations and for the health of our planet.

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We have deep roots in the West. That's why we care.

We have deep roots in the West. That's why we care.

Although the historical context of Hispanic political influence in Colorado and New Mexico is somewhat unique, the relationship we find between familial connections to land and attitudes toward conservation policy are likely to exist elsewhere.

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Fish and Wildlife Service Director Ashe Blogs on HECHO

Fish and Wildlife Service Director Ashe Blogs on HECHO

...in the most elemental sense, we are all hecho por la naturaleza – products of the natural world around us. Like the world’s fish, wildlife and plants, we depend on the Earth’s natural systems for clean air, clean water, food, shelter, jobs and economic growth.

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