Latino Leaders Are Fighting California's 'Unbelievably Regressive' Climate Policies
West Coast Land Use and Environment Group Leader Jennifer Hernandez was featured in a Forbes article discussing backlash against California's climate change policies. The state's Latino community, the largest in the country, has opposed many of these policies because of their negative effects on middle- and low-income Californians. Ms. Hernandez is the lead attorney for The Two Hundred, a group of Latino leaders who are among those opposing the regulations. She has filed multiple lawsuits against the state and the California Air Resources Board (CARB), claiming that the rules violate fair housing and civils rights laws because they drive up housing costs and disproportionately affect minority and low-income communities. Ms. Hernandez characterized one of the programs as "unbelievably regressive."