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  • A coalition comprised of parents, elected officials, nonprofits, and concerned community members who seek to address elevated cancer risks in our city by removing ethylene oxide from the air that we breathe.
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Our mission is to preserve and protect the Rio Grande-Rio Bravo, its watershed and environment, through awareness, advocacy, research, education, stewardship and bi-national collaboration for the benefit of present and future generations.

Residents sound the alarm over dangers of potentially toxic gas

Last night, ABC News Nightline ran this terrific piece on ethylene oxide and highlighted the pain and struggle of impacted communities in Memphis and ours in Laredo. We hope that you have a chance to watch it and join us with our next steps to clean up our air and protect our families and loved ones. [video, 12:33]

The Climate Clock deadline shows how long we have left until our carbon budget runs out, given the amount of carbon we continue to emit globally.

The clock will continue to run down until it hits zero, at which time our carbon budget would be depleted and the likelihood of devastating global climate impacts would be very high. We must take action to reduce global greenhouse gas emissions toward zero as quickly as possible within this critical time window for action.

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