Wednesday, September 11, 2013


A Historical Review of Executive Order 12898
Honorary Host: Rep. James E. Clyburn

Friday, September 20, 2013
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Washington Convention Center Room 143-B
This year's Environmental Justice Braintrust will focus on the implementation of Executive Order 12898, which was issued in 1994 to address environmental justice issues in minority and low-income populations.
The panel will assess how far we have come and how far we still have to go. The Joint Center will focus in particular on these issues in light of the Obama Administration’s Climate Action Plan.
Discussions will explore the unique relationships between human health, environmental justices and economic development and how to improve the quality of life in challenged communities nationwide.
Speakers include:
Ms. Melinda Downing – Office of Environmental Justice, U.S. Department of Energy
Ms. Danielle Deane – Energy & Environment Program, Joint Center for Political & Economic Studies
Dr. Mildred McClain – Harambee House, Inc.
Mr. Milton Bluehouse, Jr. – Tribal Consultation Resources, LLC
Dr. Sue Briggum – Waste Management, Inc.
Mr. Timothy Fields – MDB, Inc.

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