Thursday, October 18, 2007

NAACP Addresses Environmental Justice Issues

"The Crisis" magazine's July/August issue covers environmental justice. This special issue is entitled: "The Fight For Environmental Justice," and states that "In Spite of environmental protective laws, people of color bear the health burden of toxic soil, polluted water and air that is foul and contaminated.

On another front, Martin Luther King III presented testimony today before Chairman Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) and the Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming to discuss how the impacts of global warming and oil dependence hit hardest on America and the world's most vulnerable communities. (More)

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Call for Papers on "EJ: Making It A Reality"

The Lewis & Clark Law School Environmental Law Review is currently accepting submissions to be published in their upcoming issue "Environmental Justice: Making it a Reality," which will be dedicated entirely to articles exploring Environmental Justice topics. They encourage submissions that analyze or explore issues related to environmental justice.

Manuscripts must be received by December 21st to be considered for publication. If selected, your manuscript will be published in Volume 38, Issue 2 of Environmental Law, in May 2008. All submissions should be sent to Contact Editor in Chief Morgan Wyenn with any questions.

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

House Environmental Justice Bill Hearing

The Subcommittee on Environmental and Hazardous Materials is holding a hearing on Thursday, Oct 4, 2007 (10 am Rm 2322 Rayburn House Ofc Bldg) to discuss H.R. 1103, the Environmental Justice Act of 2007 and H.R. 1055, the Toxic Right-To-Know Act.

The discussion will cover the "Environmental Justice and the Toxics Release Inventory Reporting Program." Congressman Al Wynn (D-MD), right, is Chairman of the committee.