Field Briefing: Environmental Justice and Toxic Waste Issues in Northern California
May 9, 2008

Environmental Justice and Toxic Waste Issues in Northern California 

BACKGROUND:
U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA), Chairman of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, will convene a field briefing to examine issues of environmental justice related to toxic waste sites in Northern California. Senator Boxer will be joined by U.S. Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA 9th) and will hear statement from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Bay Area community leaders, and other experts on environmental justice and the impacts of toxic waste.

WHEN:
                           
SATURDAY, MAY 10, 200810:00 AM PDT
 

LOCATION:                   
Oakland City Hall
Hearing Room 1 (First Floor)
One Frank H. Ogawa Plaza
Oakland, CA 94612
 

PLEASE NOTE: Only one door to City Hall will be open on Saturday.  Please enter through the door on 14th St.


PARTICIPANTS: 
 
WELCOME

·        Councilmember Nancy Nadel, Oakland City Council, District 3
·        Mayor Ron Dellums (invited)
OPENING REMARKS
·        Chairman Barbara Boxer
·        Rep. Barbara Lee, 9th Congressional District
WITNESSES
Panel I:
·        Adrienne Bloch, Staff Attorney, Communities for a Better Environment
·        Margarette Gordon, West Oakland Toxics Indicators Project
·        LeVonne Stone, Executive Director, Fort Ord Environmental Network
·        Enrique Manzanilla, Director, Community and Ecosystems Division, EPA Region 9 
Panel II
·        Marybelle Nzegwu, Civil Rights Advocate, Center for Race Poverty and the Environment
·        Marie Harrison, GreenAction
·        Ian Kim, Director, Green Collar Jobs Campaign, Ella Baker Center for Human Rights


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