Friday, March 15, 2013

Matthew Tejada, Director, EPA Office of Environmental Justice

Matthew Tejada
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is turning to Matthew Tejada, a Houston activist, to lead the EPA's Office of Environmental Justice. As executive director of the Air Alliance Houston for almost six years (2007-2013), Tejada fought against pollution in poor neighborhoods surrounding Gulf Coast ports. Tejada is expected to begin his new role in early March.

University of Oxford, PhD, History,  20042006
University of Oxford, MPhil, Russian and East European Studies, 20022004
The University of Texas at Austin, BA, English, 19972000

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Journal CoverEnvironmental Justice


Environmental Justice is the essential peer-reviewed journal that explores the equitable treatment of all people, especially minority and low-income populations, with respect to the development, implementation, and enforcement of environmental laws, regulations, and policies.

They invite you and your colleagues to publish your most exciting new work in this important peer-reviewed journal dedicated to all aspects of the environmental justice movement. Submissions are encouraged on a rolling basis.
Environmental Justice welcomes papers on:
  • The adverse health effects on populations that are most subject to health and environmental hazards particularly those related to climate change, global warming, energy/power generation, food production and food access
  • The protection of socially, politically, and economically marginalized communities from environmental health impacts and inequitable environmental burden
  • The prevention and resolution of harmful policies, projects, and developments and issues of compliance and enforcement, activism, and corrective actions
  • Multidisciplinary analysis, debate, and discussion of the impact of past and present public health responses to environmental threats, current and future environmental and urban planning policies, land use decisions, legal responses, and geopolitics
  • Past and contemporary environmental compliance and enforcement, activism, and corrective actions, environmental politics, environmental health disparities, environmental sociology, and environmental history
  • The connection between environmental remediation, economic empowerment, relocation of facilities that pose hazardous risk to health, selection of new locations for industrial facilities, and the relocation of communities
  • The complicated issues inherent in remediation, funding, relocation of facilities that pose hazardous risk to health, and selection for new locations
They strongly encourage interdisciplinary papers that draw upon research from public health, engineering, history, philosophy and the social sciences. (Mary Ann Liebert, Inc Publishers)
Visit their Instructions for Authors page for further information.
Sylvia Hood Washington, PhD, MPH, MSEEditor-in-Chief, Environmental JusticePresident, Environmental Health Research Associates, LLC
University of Illinois at Chicago School of Public Health
Institute for Environmental Science & Policy
2121 W. Taylor Street, Room 525
Chicago, IL 60612-7260