Edición Semanaria (Weekly Edition)

Inflation Reduction Act Includes Historic Investment in Green Energy – Environmentalists say the Inflation Reduction Act passed by the U.S. Senate marks historic progress on environmental protection and support for the most vulnerable communities. And although they lament the fact that the legislation continues to offer exemptions for polluting companies, they say the measure will create millions of new green jobs, reduce pollution and help the poorest families to mitigate the impact of global warming in their communities. José Lopez Zamorano brings us the details from Washington.

Texas Heat Waves and Power Outages Hit Latinos Hardest – Weary after weeks of heat waves and power outages, Texas Latino residents are also disproportionately burdened by high electricity costs. In order to avoid disastrous blackouts, the state’s electricity authority is calling for reduced consumption. However, consumer advocates insist that the state must do more, and should strengthen infrastructure and lower utility rates. Mariana Pineda reports from Houston.

Pro-choice Vote in Kansas Could Affect November National Elections – Last week, Kansas voters delivered a resounding rejection of a constitutional amendment that would have restricted abortion rights. The landslide result in a referendum came as a surprise in a state that has been a Republican stronghold and backed Donald Trump by 15 points in the last election. What does this mean ahead of the November election? Alejandra Soto, a national reproductive health advocate, offers her own perspective in conversation with our news director, Samuel Orozco. You can listen to the full interview in the archives of Línea Abierta for August 10 at radiobilingue.org

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