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One out every two Hispanic Americans live in counties that frequently violate air pollution standards.

Latinos will face some of the greatest risk from efforts to block the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) updates health safeguards protecting Americans from ozone, mercury and other dangerous air pollutants.

A 2011 report from the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), National Latino Coalition on Climate Change, the Center for American Progress, and the National Wildlife Federation, “U.S. Latinos and Air Pollution: A Call to Action” came just days after President Obama pulled back the EPA’s stronger standard for ozone, and shortly before a series of votes planned for the US House to block additional safeguards to protect public health from power plants, cement kilns and other industrial plants.

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