The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) is seeking suggestions on speakers and topics for Environmental Justice conference the state agency is sponsoring this year to recognize the 20th anniversary of President Clinton’s signing of the Environmental Justice Executive Order.
The conference will bring together communities, non-profit organizations, researchers, businesses, healthcare professionals, state and local government and federal partners committed to addressing Environmental Justice, a movement to ensure environmental policies provide fair treatment of people of all incomes groups and races.
Mississippi and the 49 states and the District of Columbia have instituted some type of environmental justice law, executive order, or policy, indicating that the area of environmental justice continues to grow and mature.
Before selecting a location or date for the Mississippi conference, MDEQ wants to hear from the public. “We encourage you to submit your ideas about speakers, topics, or other thoughts on the conference to Melissa Collier, director of Office of Community Engagement, at email@example.com r by mail to P.O. Box 2261, Jackson, MS, 39225,” the agency said in a press statement.
Meanwhile, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is implementing “Plan EJ 2014,” named in recognition of the 20th anniversary of President Clinton’s issuance of the Environmental Justice executive order. Plan EJ 2014 is a roadmap to help EPA integrate environmental justice into all of the agency’s programs, the EPA says. Over the next four years, EPA will implement the plan and work to strengthen the agency’s efforts to carry out the Obama Administrator’s priority through continuous engagement with communities and stakeholders, the agency says.
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