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Latinos and Conservation

Latinos and Conservation

Pollution burden higher for state’s Latinos and blacks, report finds

By Tony Barboza March 7, 2014, 8:07 p.m. Latinos and African Americans make up a disproportionately high percentage of the population of California ZIP Codes most burdened by pollution, according to a report released Friday by state environmental officials. Latinos account for nearly two-thirds of residents in the top 10% most polluted ZIP Codes despite…