Dr. Jane L. Delgado, President and CEO of the National Alliance for Hispanic Health, the nation's leading Hispanic health advocacy group, released the following statement on the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) determination that carbon dioxide and five other greenhouse gases are a danger to public health. The announcement begins a 60-day public comment period.
"We congratulate President Obama and EPA Administrator Jackson on today's action finding that greenhouse gases pose a danger to the public's health and welfare. It's not only the right thing to do for the health of this and future generations, it's the smart economic move to spur on green jobs, a healthier nation, and an economy that values the planet we all call home. Protecting the public's health should not be dependent on whether or not a deal can be brokered on a cap and trade system." READ FULL STORY