Quarterly EPA Environmental Justice Community Outreach Call - February 17, 2011 at 3 p.m. ET

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Wed, 02/16/2011 - 17:57.
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Environmental Justice leader/victim speaking to panel at First White House Forum on Environmental Justice

As I've reported on realNEO: "In what I consider the most important positive environmental development in America in the 21st Century, on December 15, 2010, EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson and White House Council on Environmental Quality Chair Nancy Sutley convened the First White House Environmental Justice Forum, where leadership of the recently-reconvened Federal Interagency Working Group on Environmental Justice (EJ IWG) met with over 100 environmental justice leaders (typically long-suffering EJ victims), in the South Court Auditorium of the Eisenhower Executive Office Building, at the White House complex, to develop new federal interagency strategies and interactions with citizens to right current EJ wrongs in America, in anticipation of worse to come as results of climate change."

The next step in furthering the EPA's Plan EJ 2014 is a Quarterly Environmental Justice Community Outreach Call, which will take place on February 17, 2011 at 3 p.m. (Eastern Time). The purpose of these calls is to provide information to participants about the Agency's EJ activities and maintain an open dialogue with EJ advocates. As EPA continues to advance Plan EJ 2014, the Agency hopes that these calls will better inform the public about EPA's EJ work and enhance opportunities to take advantage of federal activities. See call-in information below.

EPA Environmental Justice Community Outreach Call - February 17, 2011 at 3 p.m. ET

February 17, 2011 Teleconference

  • Time: 3:00 - 4:00 pm Eastern time
  • Phone Number: 1-(888)-273-3506
  • Access Code: 37178870#

Administrator Lisa P. Jackson has made Expanding the Conversation on Environmentalism and Working for Environmental Justice one of EPA's top priorities. In support of this priority, we invite environmental justice advocates to participate on our next Quarterly Environmental Justice Community Outreach Calls, which will take place on February 17, 2011 at 3 p.m. (Eastern Time). For more information on how to participate, please visit: http://www.epa.gov/environmentaljustice/events/ej-outreach-call. html.

The purpose of these calls is to provide information to participants about the Agency's EJ activities and maintain an open dialogue with EJ advocates. As EPA continues to advance Plan EJ 2014, the Agency hopes that these calls will better inform the public about EPA's EJ work and enhance opportunities to take advantage of federal activities.

Agenda

We have developed the following agenda with consideration of the proposed agenda topics that EJ advocates have provided.

  • Update on Plan EJ 2014 (5 minutes)
  • Environmental Justice Interagency Workgroup Activities (5 minutes)
  • Federal Radon Summit (5 minutes)
  • Overview of Criminal and Civil Enforcement Program (10 minutes)
  • Environmental Justice Small Grants (5 minutes)
  • Questions and Answers (30 minutes)
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Location

Teleconference
1-(888)-273-3506 Access Code: 37178870#
United States