Tuesday, January 23, 2007

EJ Conference Mentioned At White House Briefing

Environmental Justice 2007 Conference participant Norris McDonald attended the White House briefing this morning on the State of the Union (Energy). McDonald noted that the Bush administration is sponsoring an environmental justice conference through the sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Energy and the U.S. Department of Agriculture. He asked if President Bush is planning to mention environmental justice in his State of the Union speech tonight. Council on Environmental Quality Chairman Jim Connaughton responded that there were many environmental justice components included in the speech, particularly an initiative to remove more benzene from gasoline.

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