Great Hearing on Environmental Justice

Author: 
Bill Quigley
Date Published: 
October 12, 2006

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From: bill quigley
Subject: [europeandissent] Great Hearing on Environmental Justice

Date: October 12, 2006 7:55:42 AM PDT

NATIONAL COMMISSION ON ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE ON THE GULF COAST

WHAT: The National Commission on Environmental Justice on the Gulf Coast is a panel of prominent academics, local community leaders and civil rights practitioners. This panel is charged with creating a comprehensive report detailing the history of environmental justice issues unique to the Gulf and in the wake of Hurricane Katrina and 'will include recommendations for redevelopment. The Commission will hold a series of data-gathering hearings throughout the Gulf. At these hearings, local community members, officials, policy and lawmakers, and historians will be invited to testify about local environmental ju