Planning for The State of Environmental Justice in America 2007 Conference is going very well. This does not keep Conference Coordinator John Rosenthall from strategizing well into the evening. He is pictured next to Amelda Arnold, far left, Mayor of Port Gibson, Mississippi, Norris McDonald, AAEA President and Kimi Washington, Conference Associate. The meeting at Legal Seafood was very productive and included discussions about a range of environmental justice issues.
Mayor Arnold will be participating in the Nuclear Power Roundtable and will be discussing the revival of nuclear power plant that could start near her city. The Energy Policy Act of 2005 has created a competition to build the first six plants. A consortium of utilities have formed NuStart to build a new nuclear plant near Port Gibson.