Monday, March 19, 2007


After a full day of registrations, roundtables and exhibits on Thursday, March 29, The State of Environmental Justice in America Conference will have its Grand Opening Session starting a 5 p.m. in the Moot Court, Houston Hall “B” Level. Dean Kurt L. Schmoke of the Howard University School of Law will deliver the Welcome. Conference Coordinator John Rosenthall will describe the Purpose of the conference. There will follow a moderated environmental justice discussion. Panelists include

Richard Moore, Executive Director, Southwest Network for Environmental & Economic Justice; Virginia Townsend, Community Organization for Rights and Empowerment;
Congressman James Clyburn;
Congressman Albert Wynn;
Granta Y. Nakayama, Assistant Administrator for Enforcement & Compliance Assurance, EPA; Tim Fields, former Assistant Administrator for Solid Waste and Emergency Response, EPA;
Sue Briggum, Vice President, Government Affairs, Waste Management;
William Kovacs, Vice President, U.S. Chamber of Commerce; and
Suzi Ruhl, Environmental Law Institute.

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