Richard Moore was one of the organizers of the 1st and 2nd environmental justice conferences in 1992 and 2002. He will present his views on the state of environmental justice in the 21st Century during the Opening Session on Thursday, March 29th at 5 p.m. Moore is Executive Director, Southwest Network for Environmental and Economic Justice (SNEEJ). Moore is a founding member of the South West Organizing Project, Moore helped launch the first successful campaign in New Mexico to clean contaminated groundwater. Moore played a national role in the successful effort to persuade President Clinton to sign Executive Order 12898.
Dean Kurt L. Schmoke, Howard University School of Law, will welcome conferees and Conference Coordinator John Rosenthall will describe the purpose of the conference. Other panelists for the opening session include: Virginia Townsend, Community Organization for Rights and Empowerment; Congressman James Clyburn; Congressman Albert Wynn; Granta Y. Nakayama, Assistant Administrator for Enforcement and 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.