EJ Leaders Testify at Historic U.S. Senate Hearing on Environmental Justice
Washington, DC, July 25, 2007 – Four of the nation’s leading environmental justice experts testified today before an historic hearing of Senate Subcommittee on Superfund and Environmental Health on “Oversight of the EPA’s Environmental Justice Programs." The witnesses included Robert D. Bullard (Director of the Environmental Justice Resource Center at Clark Atlanta University), Beverly Wright (Director of the Deep South Center for Environmental Justice at Dillard University in New Orleans), Peggy Shepard (Executive Director of WE ACT, Inc. of Harlem, NY), and South Carolina State Representative Harold Mitchell. In addition to his testimony, Professor Bullard presented the Subcommittee with a copy of the 2007 United Church of Christ Toxic Wastes and Race at Twenty Executive Summary report and a copy of a letter signed by more than one hundred civil rights and human rights, faith based, and health allies, representing millions of Americans from around the nation, endorsing the report findings and recommendations and calling for policy changes and actions by the government to reverse the downward spiral of environmental and health protection in low-income and people of color communities.
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