For Immediate Release

Albuquerque, N.M.  – In response to President Trump’s executive order that attacks the Clean Power Plan (CPP), the only nationwide protections that limit climate destabilizing carbon pollution from fossil fuel-fired power plants, Conservation Voters New Mexico Education Fund program Juntos Director Christopher Ramirez released the following statement:

“The Clean Power Plan as written would have positively impacted clean air for Latina/o/x communities like where I live in Albuquerque’s South Valley. In addition to reducing carbon pollution from coal and natural gas burning power plants in Northwest New Mexico, the Clean Power Plan would have shifted control of energy decisions and sourcing to local communities who should have energy sovereignty. Latina/o/x families want clean air and renewable energy, including having their own choice of energy sources. The CPP would have also meant investment in renewable energy and good and green jobs for Latina/o/x and other families in New Mexico. Juntos and the neighborhoods we organize with will continue to push for clean air, renewable energy, just transition and engagement of environmental justice communities at all levels of decision making processes.”

Juntos: Our Air, Our Water is a program of CVNM Education Fund in partnership with Chispa, a program of League of Conservation Voters Education Fund that works to elevate Latino leadership in the fight against climate change and for solutions like clean energy. Juntos launched in 2014 to organize Latino families in Albuquerque to protect their air and water from threats of contamination and to advocate for clean energy as a solution. Visit facebook.com/JuntosNM.

Contact: Liliana Castillo at 505-992-8683 or Liliana@CVNM.org

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