The Environmental Justice Resource Center (EJRC) at Clark Atlanta University is a nationally known comprehensive university-based center dedicated to education, research, information dissemination, communications, and community service related to human rights, environmental and economic justice, healthy and livable communities, sustainable development, fair housing, land use planning, transportation, smart growth, and regional equity. Over the past decade (1994-2008), the EJRC has provided leadership in education, training, research, policy, publication, information dissemination, technical assistance, and community outreach.
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Bullard, Robert D. Race, Place and Environmental Justice After Hurricane Katrina: Struggles to Reclaim, Rebuild, and Revitalize New Orleans and the Gulf Coast. Boulder, CO: Westview Press (forthcoming Spring, 2009).
Bullard, Robert D. Deadly Waiting Game Beyond Hurricane Katrina: Government Response, Unnatural Disasters, and African Americans. New York: New York University Press (forthcoming Spring, 2009).
Bullard, Robert D. Paul Mohai, Robin Saha, and Beverly Wright, “Toxic Wastes and Race at Twenty: Why Race Still Matters After All of These Years,” Lewis & Clark Environmental Law Journal 38 (2): 2008.
Bullard, Robert D. “Just Transportation in the Era of Suburban Sprawl,” Journal of Community Development, 39 (3): 2008.
Bullard, Robert D. and Beverly Wright, “Disastrous Response to Natural and Man-Made Disasters: An Environmental Justice Analysis Twenty-Five Years After Warren County,” UCLA Journal of Law and Environmental Policy 26 (2): 2008.
Bullard, Robert D. “Growing Smarter to Achieve Livable Communities and Regional,” Equity,” Race, Poverty & the Environment Journal, Fifteenth Anniversary Special Issue on Race and Regionalism (submitted August 2008).
Robert D. Bullard, “Transportation, Race and Regional Equity,” in M. Paloma Pavel, Building Sustainable Metropolitan Communities: Breakthrough Stories. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press (forthcoming Spring 2008).
Robert D. Bullard, “Differential Vulnerabilities: Environmental and Economic Inequality and Government Response to Unnatural Disasters,” Social Research: An International Quarterly of the Social Sciences, Vo. 75, No. 3 (Forthcoming 2008).
Bullard, Robert D. “Equity, Unnatural Disasters, and Race: Why Environmental Justice Matters,” Research in Social Problems and Public Policy (RSPPP) Special Issue on Equity and the Environment, 15 (Winter 2008): 51-85.
Robert D. Bullard, “The African Diaspora in a Changing Metropolitan Region: The Case of Atlanta, Georgia,” in J.W. Frazier, J.T. Darden, and N.F. Henry, The African Diaspora in the United States and Canada at the Dawn of the 21st Century. Binghamton, NY: Global Academic Publishing at Binghamton University (Forthcoming Winter 2008).
October 5, 2008. Robert D. Bullard "Blacks and Latinos on the Frontline for Environmental Justice: Strengthening Alliances to Build Healthy and Sustainable Communities." Working Paper for the National Black-Latino Summit. Los Angeles, California.
Co-op America presented its Building Economic Alternatives (BEA) award to Robert D. Bullard for his work at the EJRC. This is the 19th year this award has been given to those who exemplify the socially responsible activities closest to the heart of Co-op America's goals of advancing social justice and environmental sustainability (September 3, 2008), http://www.coopamerica.org/about/newsroom/releases/2008.09.03.cfm.
August 2, 2008. The Audacity of Corporate New Orleans; Name Change an insult to memory of Mayor Ernest N. Morial by Vincent Sylvain, The New Orleans Agenda. http://www.imdiversity.com/villages/african/politics_law/sylvain_morial0308.asp.
Association of Humanists Sociologists (AHS) recognized Robert D. Bullard’s Growing Smarter: Achieving Livable Communities, Environmental Justice and Regional Equity (MIT Press 2007) as a finalist for its Book of the Year (August 2008).
Beverly Wright and Robert D. Bullard, “Government Response to New Orleans’ Environmental Problems in the Wake of Hurricane Katrina,” in The State of Black New Orleans. New Orleans: New Orleans Urban League (March 2008).
April 24, 2008. The Green Gap By Kate Sheppard for The American Prospect.
April 2, 2008. Dr. King's Legacy Four Decades After His Death in Memphis by Dr. Robert D. Bullard for Black Agenda Report. http://www.blackagendareport.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=575&Itemid=1
Newsweek named Robert D. Bullard as one of 13 “Environmental Leaders of the Century” (April 2008), http://www.newsweek.com/id/130264.
March 10, 2008. Water Contamination Suit Filed Against Dickson County, Tennessee by ENS. http://www.ens-newswire.com/ens/mar2008/2008-03-10-097.asp.
Marcia A. Wade. Seeing Green under a Different Light: The National Conference of Black Mayors oppose stricter clean air standards. BlackEnterprise.com.
http://www.blackenterprise.com/cms/exclusivesopen.aspx?id=4156, February 13, 2008.
January 8, 2008. Diversity Conversation: Dr. Robert Bullard, The Grand Rapids Community College. http://raidercast.grcc.edu/flash/diversity/bullard_conv/flv_standA_Player.html
January 8, 2008. The Smithsonian 23rd Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Observance Presenting Dr. Robert Bullard. http://www.anacostia.si.edu/webcast.htm.
January 1, 2008 Talking Environmental Justice, with Dr. Robert D. Bullard feature on Waterkeeper Magazine Volume 4 Number 3, Winter 2008. http://www.switchstudio.com/waterkeeper/issues/Winter08/talking-env.html.
December 2, 2007. Dwight Lewis covers the “Take Back Black Health Toxics Tour,” Family Turns Disaster into Call for Justice, The Tennessean, Nashville, TN. http://www.newschannel5.com/Global/story.asp?S=7430002.
December 3, 2007. Robert D. Bullard, “NBEJN Joins HBCUs to Expose Environmental Racism in Tennessee,” EJRC News. http://www.ejrc.cau.edu/ToxTourTEN.htm.
November 8, 2007, The grassroots of environmental justice By Taylor Sisk for The Carrboro Citizen. http://www.carrborocitizen.com/main/2007/11/08/the-grassroots-of-environmental-justice/
November 29, 2007. Channel 5 reporter interviews Robert D. Bullard for Tour Spotlights Effect Of Water Contamination On Dickson Family, NewsChannel5.com - Nashville, TN. http://www.newschannel5.com/Global/story.asp?S=7430002.
November 28, 2007. Robert D. Bullard, “Take Back Black Health Tour Planned for Tennessee Town: National Campaign to Spotlight Deadly Impact of Environmental Racism,” Dissident Voice. http://www.dissidentvoice.org/2007/11/take-back-black-health-toxics-tour-planned-for-tennessee-town/.
November 24, 2007. Robert D. Bullard, “Toxics Tour Planned to Highlight Toxic Racism: National Campaign to Spotlight the Deadly Mix of Toxic Racism and TCE Contamination on an African American Family,” OpEd News. http://www.opednews.com/articles/opedne_robert_b_071123_toxics_tour_planned_.htm
October 25, 2007. Forbes.com, “mun2 To Air in-Depth News Special: Toxic City: This is Where I Live.” Robert D. Bullard was interviewed for this documentary that’s designed to help raise environmental awareness among Latino youth, http://www.forbes.com/businesswire/feeds/businesswire/2007/10/25/businesswire20071025006505r1.html.
October 10, 2007. James Wright interviews Robert D. Bullard for “U.S. House Hearing Targets Environmental Racism.” The Afro American Newspaper. http://www.afro.com/content/templates/?a=8096&z=1.
October 10, 2007. Robert D. Bullard interviewed by Luz Claudio. “Standing on Principle: The Global Push for Environmental Justice,” Environmental Health Perspectives, Vol. 115, No. 10. http://www.ehponline.org/members/2007/115-10/spheres.html.
October 10, 2007. Tracy Fernandez Rysavy, “Our Interview with Robert D. Bullard,” Co-op America Quarterly, No. 73 (Fall 2007), http://www.coopamerica.org/pubs/caq/articles/Fall2007/robertbullard.cfm.
October 3, 2007. Robert D. Bullard delivers testimony at the Congressional Black Caucus Conference. “The Environmental Justice Braintrust: A Dispatch from the Congressional Black Conference,” http://gristmill.grist.org/story/2007/10/2/133513/553.
September 19, 2007. Robert D. Bullard, “Black Mayors’ Judgment Clouded by Smog: The Air is Tough to Breath.” Black Agenda Report. http://www.blackagendareport.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=371&Itemid=33.
September 19, 2007. Robert D. Bullard, “Dying for Clean Air: Why Black Mayors Should Support Tougher Ozone Standards,” Dissident Voice. http://www.dissidentvoice.org/2007/09/dying-for-clean-air/.
September 9, 2007. Robert D. Bullard interviewed by Diane Roberts. “The World’s A Dirty Place When You Are Poor,” St. Petersburg Times, http://www.sptimes.com/2007/09/09/Opinion/The_world_s_a_dirty_p.shtml.
Robert D. Bullard served as the keynote speaker at National Bucket Brigade Conference (http://www.gcmonitor.org/article.php?id=595) at Emory University Law School. “Environmental Brigade Takes ‘Toxic Tour’: Newtown Shows Off City’s Southside,” (September 8, 2007).
Daniel Cusick. “EPA Smog Proposal Sparks Debate Over Environmental Justice.” Earth News, http://www.earthportal.org/news/?p=450, September 6, 2007.
September 4, 2007. Robert D. Bullard. “EPA Urged to Strengthen Ozone Standards to Protect the Most Vulnerable.” OpEdNews.
American Sociological Association, William Foote Whyte Distinguished Career Award, Sociological Practice Section presented to Robert D. Bullard, New York, NY (August 2007), http://www.ejrc.cau.edu/RDB_WFWAward.htm.
Charles Dervarics, HBCU Experts Call on Congress to Assist Minority Communities Near Toxic Wastes Sites, Diverse Issues in Higher Education, August 2, 2007. http://www.diverseeducation.com/artman/publish/printer_8963.shtml
James Wright, Environmental Racism Takes Senate Stage, The Afro American, August 1, 2007. http://www.afro.com/content/templates/?a=7717&z=12
July 25, 2007, Dr. Robert D. Bullard delivered a letter to the U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Superfund and Environmental Health Oversight of the EPA’s Environmental Justice Programs hearing, chaired by Senator Clinton. The letter was signed by more than one hundred environmental justice networks, civil rights and human rights, faith based, and health allies, representing millions of Americans from New York to Alaska, endorsing the 2007 United Church of Christ Toxic Wastes and Race at Twenty Report. To view the letter click HERE.
Robert D. Bullard testifies at the U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Superfund and Environmental Health first-ever environmental justice hearing on Oversight of the EPA’s Environmental Justice Programs (http://epw.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?FuseAction=Hearings.Hearing&Hearing_ID=e435eef8-802a-23ad-4ee0-916274d94170), Washington, DC, July 25, 2007. Click HERE for Professor Bullard’s full testimony.
July 17, 2007, Bullard: Green Issue is Black and White, CNN People You Should Know,” an interview and video conducted with Robert D. Bullard. http://www.cnn.com/2007/US/07/17/pysk.bullard/index.html.
National Black Environmental Justice Network and Detroiters Working for Environmental Justice (DWEJ) “toxic tour” of Detroit. See Robert D. Bullard, Groups Seek NAACP Help in “Burying” Toxic Racism, OpEd News, July 14, 2007. http://www.opednews.com/articles/genera_robert_b_070713_groups_seek_naacp_he.htm.
Robert D. Bullard, Glenn S. Johnson, and Angel O. Torres, “Dismantling Transportation Apartheid in the United States Before and After Disasters Strike,” American Bar Association Human Rights Magazine Vol. 34, No. 3. http://www.abanet.org/irr/hr/summer07/home.html. (Summer 2007).
Robert D. Bullard, “Dumping on Houston’s Black neighborhoods,” Pp. 207-223 in Martin V. Melosi and Joseph A. Pratt, eds., Energy Metropolis: An Environmental History of Houston and the Gulf Coast. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press. http://www.upress.pitt.edu/BookDetails.aspx?bookId=35855. (July 2007).
Robert D. Bullard. “Dismantling Toxic Racism,” in the NAACP Special Environmental Justice Issues of The Crisis Magazine 114 (July 2007).
Robert D. Bullard organized Toxic Wastes and Race at Twenty: 1987-2007 Workshop (https://www.ussf2007.org/en/node/1589) and the EJ Networks Press Briefing (https://www.ussf2007.org/en/node/16780) at the United States Social Forum (USSF), Atlanta, GA, June 28-29, 2007.
Cynthia Gordy, Troubled Waters, Essence Magazine, July 1, 2007. http://www.ejrc.cau.edu/Ess0707_TrbldWtrs.pdf.
Bullard, Robert D. The Black Metropolis in the Twenty-First Century: Race, Power, and the Politics of Place, New York: Rowman & Littlefield, May 2007. http://www.rowmanlittlefield.com/Catalog/SingleBook.shtml?command=Search&db=%5EDB/CATALOG.db&eqSKUdata=0742543285&thepassedurl=%5Bthepassedurl%5D.
June 22, 2007, Robert D. Bullard interviewed on "Environmental Racism" on the Environminute Show. http://www.environminute.com/webtext/070622.htm.
June 21, 2007, The African American Forum on Race and Regionalism completed a report for the Presidents’ Council of Cleveland. Angela Glover Blackwell, Robert D. Bullard, Deeohn Ferris, and john a. powell, Regionalism: Growing Together to Expand Opportunity to All. Cleveland, OH: The Presidents’ Council of Cleveland, June 2007. http://www.thepresidentscouncil.com/www/docs/CleveReportMay2007.pdf
Robert D. Bullard. 25th Anniversary of Warren County PCB Landfill Protests: Communities of Color Still on Frontline of Toxic Assaults, Dissident Voice, May 29, 2007. http://www.dissidentvoice.org/2007/05/25th-anniversary-of-the-warren-county-pcb-landfill-protests/.
Corinne Purtill. Link Between Race, Hazardous-Waste Sites Still Strong in Phoenix, The Arizona Republic, Phoenix, AZ. May 21, 2007, http://www.fox11az.com/news/topstories/stories/kmsb-20070521-apjc-wastesites.8f27f312.html.
Ericka Souter, Poisoned Water: Negligence or Racism, People Magazine, May 14, 2007. http://www.naacpldf.org/content/pdf/HoltStory-PeopleMagazine-05-14-07.pdf.
Mike Dunne, Study: Mostly Minorities Live Near Hazardous Waste, The Advocate (Baton Rouge), May 9, 2007. http://www.2theadvocate.com/news/7347346.html?showAll=y&c=y
Scott Dyer, Fighting Environmental Racism, Diverse Issues in Higher Education Online. May 4, 2007.
Rosanne Skirble, Leaders of African American, Hispanic, and Religious Groups Take Global Warming to Capitol Hill, Voice of America News, May 3, 2007. http://www.voanews.com/english/archive/2007-05/2007-05-03-voa66.cfm?CFID=180964166&CFTOKEN=43280270.
Robert D. Bullard, “Deadly Waiting Game: Addressing Environmental Health Disparities in Communities of Color,” in Marcheta Gillman, Steve Fischbach, Lynn Wolf, Nkiru Azikiwe, and Peter Tegeler, After Katrina: Rebuilding a Healthy New Orleans. Washington, DC: Poverty & Race Research Action Council, Alliance for Healthy Homes, Center for Social Inclusion, and the Health Policy Institute of the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies, (May 2007). http://www.prrac.org/pdf/rebuild_healthy_nola.pdf.
Cindy Skrzycki, Too Many Hazardous Wastes Sites in Minority Areas, Seattle Post-Intelligencer, April 28, 2007. http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/opinion/313451_toxicsites29.html.
Chris Levister, Local Celebrations Highlight Risks to Neighborhoods of Color, Black Voice News, April 26, 2007. http://www.blackvoicenews.com/content/view/40741/4/.
No Progress on Toxic Wastes & Race, ENews USA, April 26, 2007. http://enewsusa.blogspot.com/2007/04/no-progress-on-toxic-wastes-race.html.
Malena Amusa, Bring Race Into the Green, Race Wire, The Colorlines Blog, April 26, 2007. http://www.racewire.org/archives/2007/04/must_read_environmental_racism.html.
Curt Guyette, Justice Delayed: New Report Looks at 20-Year Span of Environmental Racism, Metro Times (Detroit), April 25, 2007, http://www.metrotimes.com/editorial/story.asp?id=10440.
Cindy Skrzycki, Robert D. Bullard quoted in Environmental Justice Stalled, Reports Finds, The Washington Post (April 24, 2007). http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/04/23/AR2007042301839_pf.html.
Reporter Janet Wilson, Robert D. Bullard is quoted in, "State has most minorities near toxic facilities,” Los Angeles Times April 12, 2007. http://www.topix.net/content/trb/3763023230200042558602217044523966356189.
The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, Kaiser Health Disparities Report: A Weekly Look at Race, Ethnicity and Health, April 12, 2007. http://www.kaisernetwork.org/daily_reports/rep_index.cfm?DR_ID=44219.
Bullard, R.D. “Americans on the ‘Fenceline’ Have No Defense: People of Color More Concentrated Near Hazardous Waste Facilities Than Twenty Years Ago” Dissident Voice (April 9, 2007). http://www.dissidentvoice.org/Apr07/Bullard09.htm.
Robert D. Bullard, “Wasted People: Environmental Racism, a 20-Year Saga,” Black Agenda Report (April 4, 2007). http://www.blackagendareport.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=166&Itemid=33.
Robert D. Bullard, “Transportation Apartheid: Left Behind by Transportation Apartheid Before and After Disasters Strike” Focus Magazine Vol. 35, No. 2 (April 1, 2007). http://www.jointcenter.org/index.php/publications_recent_publications/focus_magazine/2007/march_april_2007/left_behind_by_transportation_apartheid_before_and_after_disasters_strike
Christine Dell’Amore, EcoWellness: Race and Hazardous Waste, United Press International, Consumer Health Daily, March 30, 2007. http://www.upi.com/ConsumerHealthDaily/ecowellness_race_and_hazardous_waste/20070320-050832-6558r/.
March 2007, Conversation: “Dr. Robert Bullard, Father of Environmental Justice Movement, Discusses a Toxic Form of Racism,” interviewed by Melissa Maynard, Atlanta Magazine.
March 26, 2007, Robert D. Bullard (director of the Environmental Justice Resource Center at Clark Atlanta University) and Paul Mohai (professor of Natural Resources and the Environment at the University of Michigan) speak on Report Sees Rise in Environmental Racism, NPR News & Notes, hosted by Cheryl Corley. http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=9135023.
Robert D. Bullard, Paul Mohai, Robin Saha, and Beverly Wright, Toxic Wastes and Race at Twenty, 1997-2007 (United Church of Christ, March 2007). http://www.ejrc.cau.edu/TWARExcSumm2007.pdf.
Robert D. Bullard, Paul Mohai, Robin Saha, and Beverly Wright, Toxic Wastes and Race at Twenty, 1987-2007 Executive Summary (United Church of Christ) released at the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), San Francisco, CA, February 17, 2007. http://www.ejrc.cau.edu/TWARTFinal.htm.
Robert D. Bullard, Growing Smarter: Achieving Livable Communities, Environmental Justice and Regional Equity. Cambridge: The MIT Press, 2007. http://mitpress.mit.edu/catalog/item/default.asp?ttype=2&tid=11185.
January 30, 2007, Robert D. Bullard interviewed for the Paula Zahn Show that examined the contamination of the Harry Holt family’s wells in Dickson, Tennessee. http://transcripts.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/0701/30/pzn.01.html.
Nashville News Channel 5, Robert D. Bullard interviewed on “Family traces tainted water to racial discrimination,” January 12, 2007, http://wtvf.com/Global/story.asp?S=5929034&nav=menu374_2.
Robert D. Bullard, Wrong Complexion for Protection, The Next American City Magazine, Winter, 2006/2007.
Robert D. Bullard, “Human Rights and the Katrina Experience, “State of Emergency: How Government Actions Endanger the Health of African Americans,” Session # 4203, American Public Health Association Annual Meeting, Boston, MA, November 4-10, 2006.
Steve Curwood, NPR Living on Earth, “Post-Katrina Injustice” an interview with Robert D. Bullard and Beverly Wright, October 29, 2006, http://www.loe.org/shows/segments.htm?programID=06-P13-00043&segmentID=4.
The EJRC participated in an intense staff retreat with the Deep South Center for Environmental Justice at Dillard University to plan the Race, Place and the Environment After Katrina: Looking Back to Look Forward Symposium held in New Orleans, October 19-21, 2006. The EJRC was a co-sponsor of the symposium and presented at the meeting, conducted research on experts who had produced reports and solicited speakers thru a “Call for Abstracts” for the event. The EJRC took the lead with the DSCEJ in soliciting invited authors in the commissioned paper series for the Katrina Book Project.
Robert D. Bullard, “Equity, Unnatural Disasters, and Race: Why Environmental Justice Matters,” An invited paper submitted to Research in Social Problems and Public Policy (RSPPP) Special Issue on Equity and the Environment (October 2, 2006).
The EJRC was a partner in organizing the National Environmental Justice for All Tour (Southern Region of the United States). The southern Region Tour Stops included Port Arthur, TX, Mossville, LA, New Orleans, LA, Anniston, AL, Dickson/Nashville, TN, Knoxville, TN, Louisville, KY, and Washington, DC. The EJRC also assisted in organizing the EJ Rally in Dickson, TN, Covenant with Black America Town Hall Meeting at Fisk University, and Wrap-up Rally in Washington, DC, September 28, 2006. http://ej4all.org/home.php.
Jeff Young, NPR Living on Earth, “EPA Watchdog,” an interview with Robert D. Bullard, September 29, 2006, http://www.livingonearth.org/shows/segments.htm?programID=06-P13-00039&segmentID=2.
Robert D. Bullard. “Can Americans Trust the Government to Protect Them: Lessons from the World Trade Center Ground Zero and the Aftermath of Katrina,” Common Dreams News Center, September 11, 2006,
Robert D. Bullard. “EPA Gives New Orleans a Clean Bill of Health: Should Government Monitor or clean Up toxic Contamination?” September 7, 2006, http://www.ejrc.cau.edu/NOLACLEANHEALTH.htm.
Robert Bullard and Beverly Wright, “Deadly Waiting Game Beyond Katrina,” Royal Geographical Society RGS-IBG Annual International Conference 2006 'Global social justice and environmental sustainability, 30 August - 1st September 2006 at the Royal Geographical Society with IBG, London, http://www.dur.ac.uk/j.m.painter/JNC/Jean_Hillier_Ghostships.pdf.
The EJRC used Dr. Robert D. Bullard’s longstanding affiliations in Houston and Texas Southern University (TSU) to assist the DSCEJ at Dillard University in planning the Houston Katrina Survivors meeting in August 10, 2006. Bullard has written two books on Houston and served as a sociology professor at TSU (a co-sponsor of the Houston meeting) in the 1970s and 1980s. See write-up at http://www.neworleansnetwork.org/article.php?story=20060807131401211
The EJRC was instrumental in outreach and support to Safeway Back Home meeting held at Clark Atlanta University, Atlanta, GA. July 19, 2006, http://www.blacknews.com/pr/safewayhome101.html
Robert D. Bullard and Beverly Wright, “Anatomy of the Environmental and Economic Justice Movement Beyond Katrina: Grassroots Challenges to Globalization,” XVII World Congress of Sociology, RC24 Session at ISA World Congress 2006, International Sociological Association, July 23-28, 2006, Durban South Africa.
Robert D. Bullard presented his research “Race and Place Matters: Environmental Justice Implications of Hurricane Katrina,” at the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies Place Matters Labs Conference, June 28-30, 2006, Washington, DC.
The EJRC served on planning committee and co-sponsor for the Poverty and Race Research Action Council (PRRAC) along with the Health Policy Institute of the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies and the Alliance for Healthy Homes New Orleans Health Disparities Conference held in New Orleans, LA on June 12, 2006. Robert D. Bullard made presentation of his pre- and post-Katrina New Orleans Katrina environmental health disparities research. .
The EJRC organized workshop at the Conference of Black Trade Unionists, CARAT Team Annual Conference, Orlando, FL, “Post Katrina Reconstruction,” May 31, 2006, Glenn Ford and Peter Gamble, “Cover Story: In Search of ‘Liberation Economics,” The Black Commentator, Issue # 186, June 1, 2006 http://www.blackcommentator.com/186/186_cover_black_labor.html.
The EJRC was part of a team of EJ experts that examined the environmental justice implications of Hurricane Katrina and disasters (natural and man-made) for the Russell Sage Foundation. The project resulted in the first report to systematically place environmental justice at the forefront in the Katrina disaster. See Manuel Pastor, Robert D. Bullard, James K. Boyce, Alice Fothergill, Rachel Morella-Frosch, and Beverly Wright, In the Wake of the Storm: Environment, Disaster and Race After Katrina (Russell Sage Foundation, May 15, 2006). http://www.russellsage.org/news/060515.528528
S.A. Reid, “Conversation parties' aim to help blacks right wrongs,” The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, May 19, 2006.
Jeff Severns Guntzel, “Books Document Environmental Racism,” National Catholic Reporter, June 16 2006 (Interview conducted with Robert D. Bullard for story on May 16, 2006), http://ncronline.org/NCR_Online/archives2/2006b/061606/ss061606d.php.
Rich Heffern, “From Landfills to Freeways: Movement Links Ecology, Justice,” National Catholic Reporter, June 16 2006 (Interview conducted with Robert D. Bullard for story on May 16, 2006), http://ncrcafe.org/node/171.
Jon Stein, “Dear EarthTalk: How is it that African-Americans are said to suffer the most in the U.S. from pollution and other environmental ills? E Magazine, May 7, 2006, http://www.emagazine.com/view/?3196&src=QSA120.
Robert D. Bullard interviewed by Ed Gordon, National Public Radio, News & Notes with Ed Gordon, “Report Faults Post-Katrina Cleanup,” May 2, 2006, http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=5376448&ft=1&f=11.
Robert D. Bullard gives keynote address at Western New York Fair Housing Conference, Rochester, NY, April 27-28, 2006, Misty Edgecomb, “Speakers at housing conference spotlight social ties to health: They decry links among toxic environment, race, income,” Rochester Democrat and Chronicle, April 29, 2006.
Lawrence Aaron, “Environmental Racism in Ringwood, NJ,” The Record (Ringwood, NJ), April 26, 2006.
Robert D. Bullard gave the Keynote luncheon address on April 20, “Environmental Injustice and Sustainability—New Challenges in a Post-Katrina World” at the Africana Institute of Ramapo College of New Jersey, Mahwah, NJ, April 20–22, 2006, http://www.ramapo.edu/news/pressreleases/2006/04_12_2006.html.
K. Broussard, “Research Week 2006,” TSU Times, Vol. 3, No. 2 (Spring 2006). Front page article features Dr. Robert D. Bullard’s April 2006 lecture where he addressed hundreds of students, faculty, and community leaders, http://www.tsu.edu/media/publications/TSUTIMESSPRING06.pdf.
Robert D. Bullard, “Let Them Eat Dirt: Will the ‘Mother of All Toxic Cleanups’ Be Fair to All NOLA Neighborhoods, Even When Some Contamination Predates Katrina?” April 14, 2006, http://www.ejrc.cau.edu/Let_Them_Eat_Dirt.pdf.
National Forum for Black Public Administrators (NFBPA) Conference, African American Forum on Race and Regionalism Workshop, Fort Worth, TX, April 12, 2006.
Victoria Harben, “Toxic Tour: Father of ‘Environmental Justice” Comes to the Old Pueblo,” Tucson Weekly, April 6, 2006 (Robert D. Bullard gives lecture at the University of Arizona and participates in “toxics tour” in Tucson, http://www.tucsonweekly.com/gbase/currents/Content?oid=oid:80680.
Bullard, Robert D, “Seven Months After Katrina: Is the Twenty-Point Plan Fact or Fiction?” March 31, 2006, http://www.ejrc.cau.edu/Bullard20ppFollowup.htm.
“A Safe Way Back Home” project hosted by Dillard University’s Deep South Center for Environmental Justice (DSCEJ) and the United Steelworkers (USW) Union, New Orleans, LA March 23-26, 2006, http://www.dscej.org/asafewayhome.htm.
Joe Gyan, “Project brings green to N.O. -- Joint initiative to help clean up, reach out to neighborhood,” The Advocate (Baton Rouge), March 24, 2006, http://www.2theadvocate.com/news/suburban/2516831.html. (Robert D. Bullard interviewed at Press Conference held by “A Safe Way Back Home” partners.)
Gregory Dicum, “Here We Go Again: Robert Bullard Explains Why the Response to Katrina Wasn’t a Fluke,” Grist Magazine, March 14, 2006 (interview on the center’s research around emergency response and race), found at http://www.grist.org/news/maindish/2006/03/14/dicum/index1.html.
The EJRC conducted lecture series/forums at historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) around the issues of race, smart growth, and government response to disasters. The “kick-off” lecture series/forum was held at Clark Atlanta University on February 9, 2006 as part of Black Month); other forums were held at Southern University in Baton Rouge in partnership with Dillard University and Xavier University (February 14), and Fisk University (February 20).
Bullard, Robert D. “Assuring Environmental Justice for All.” Pp. 187-212 in Tavis Smiley’s Covenant with Black America. Los Angeles (January/February 2006), http://www.covenantwithblackamerica.com/covenant/environmental_justice/.
Robert D. Bullard and Beverly Wright, “Cleaning Up Toxic ‘Time Bombs’ Left Behind by Katrina,” FOCUS Magazine Special Issue on Hurricane Katrina: Health Impacts in Louisiana, Joint Center for Political Studies, Vol. 34, No. 10 (January/February 2006).
Robert D. Bullard. “All Transit is Not Created Equal,” Race, Poverty, and the Environment, Vol. 12, No.1 (Winter 2005/2006): 9-12.
Robert D. Bullard, “More Blacks Overburdened with Dangerous Pollution: AP Study of EPA Risk Scores Confirms Two Decades of EJ Findings.” December 19, 2005. http://www.ejrc.cau.edu/BullardAPEJ.html
Robert D. Bullard, “Katrina and the Second Disaster: A Twenty-Point Plan to Destroy Black New Orleans.” December 23, 2005. http://www.ejrc.cau.edu/Bullard20PointPlan.html.
Pat Joseph, An interview with Robert d. Bullard, "Race and Poverty Are Out of the Closet: Hurricane Katrina Exposes the Wounds of Environmental Injustice,” Sierra Magazine (November-December 2005), http://www.sierraclub.org/sierra/200511/interview.asp.
Conference of Minority Transportation Officials COMTO), Montgomery Bus Boycott 50th Anniversary Celebration, Robert D. Bullard presented on Transportation Equity Plenary, Montgomery, AL, December 5-6, 2005.
Robert D. Bullard and Monique Harden. “Will Greening” the Gulf Coast after Katrina Help or Hurt Blacks?” November 10, 2005. http://www.ejrc.cau.edu/greeningafterkatrina.html
Brownfields 2005 Conference, Robert D. Bullard served as a Plenary Keynote Speaker, Denver, CO, November 2-5, 2005.
Robert D. Bullard edits new EJ book from Sierra Club books: Robert D. Bullard, ed., The Quest for Environmental Justice: Human rights and the Politics of Pollution (Sierra Club Books, 2005).
Interview with Robert D. Bullard, “Environmental Justice Professor, Robert Bullard on How Race Affected the Federal Government’s Response to Katrina,” Democracy Now, Monday, October 24, 2005, http://www.democracynow.org/article.pl?sid=05/10/24/1414234.
Robert D. Bullard and Beverly Wright, “The Real Looting: Katrina Exposes a Legacy of Discrimination and Opens the Door for 'Disaster Capitalism'” SeeingBlack.com Special Issue (October 11, 2005), http://www.seeingblack.com/2005/x101105/411_oct05.shtml.
MOSES Smart Growth and Regional Equity Conference, African American Forum on Race and Regionalism, Detroit, Michigan, October 3-4, 2005.
Robert D. Bullard and Beverly Wright. “Legacy of Unfairness: Why Some Americans Get Left Behind.” September 29, 2005, (articles addresses disaster response and race) http://www.ejrc.cau.edu/Exec%20Summary%20Legacy.html
Robert D. Bullard interviews Pamela Hall for “Blacks Left Behind in Deadly Chlorine Gas Leak----Graniteville, SC.” September 23, 2005. http://www.ejrc.cau.edu/pamhallinterview.html
Robert D. Bullard presented testimony at Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) Annual Legislative Conference, Transportation Braintrust, Washington, DC, September 14-17, 2005.
The EJRC staff participated in Jobs with Justice “Transportation Equity Forum,” Bowen Homes Housing Development, Atlanta, GA, August 22, 2005.
Robert D. Bullard, “EPA’s Draft Environmental Justice Strategic Plan----A ‘Giant Step Backward.’” July 15, 2005. http://www.ejrc.cau.edu/BullardDraftEJStrat.html
EJRC staff participated in the National Black Environmental Justice Conference, “Healthy Communities Conference and Workshops,” hosted by the Deep South Center for Environmental Justice, New Orleans, LA July 1-3, 2005.
Paul Alongi. “Families Endure Long Wait for Good Water,”Greenville News (SC) June 19, 2005.
Jane Kay. “Pollution, Poverty Link on Agenda Talk, Rally to Focus on Inner-city Minorities' Plight” San Francisco Chronicle (June 4, 2005) found at http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2005/06/04/BAG6ED3LA31.DTL.
Robert Bullard Speaks at UN World Environment Day Event Saturday, San Francisco, (June 3, 2005). “Bianca Jagger, Mayor Gavin Newsom (San Francisco),Robert Bullard Speaks at UN World Environment Day Event Saturday, June 4” Forbes.com (June 3, 2005).
The Environmental Justice Resource Center staff conducted a workshop on Legacy of Unfairness: Response to Emergencies Affecting African Americans and the Implications for Implementing An Effective, Just, and Equitable Homeland Security Strategy at the Conference of Black Trade Union/CARAT Team Conference, Phoenix, AZ (May 25-30, 2005). Coalition of Black Trade Unionists, CBTU 2005 Webcast, CARAT Team Environmental Justice Workshop, Phoenix, AZ (May 28, 2005).
Robert D. Bullard gave presentation and participated in book signing event at the The Advancing Regional Equity Summit sponsored by PolicyLink, Inc. and Smart Growth Network, Philadelphia, PA (May 23-25, 2005).
Julie B. Hairston, “MARTA Board Postpones Decision on 2006 Budget,” The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, May 5, 2005.
The Environmental Justice Resource Center staff released findings on transportation equity and MARTA at Press Conference and testified at MARTA Board hearing on service cuts and fare increase, Atlanta, GA (May 9, 2005).
Robert D. Bullard gave a keynote address at the “Race and Regionalism Conference” sponsored by the Institute on Race & Poverty, Minneapolis, MN (May 5-7, 2005). http://www.kirwaninstitute.org/news/RnR2005/index.php2.htm
Robert D. Bullard participated and made presentation at the NBEJN/DWEJ Health and Environment Conference, Dearborn, MI (April 7-8, 2005).
The Environmental Justice Resource Center staff participated in Minority Working Training/Brownfields Technical Conference, NIEHS, Los Angeles, CA (April 1-3, 2005).
Robert D. Bullard made a presentation at the George Wright Society Biennial Conference on Parks, Protected Areas, and Cultural Sites, Philadelphia, PA (March 14-15, 2005).
The Environmental Justice Resource Center staff participated in Atlanta Neighborhood Development Partnership, Inc. (ANDP) Civil Rights, Environmental Justice, and Organized Labor Roundtable, Atlanta, GA (February 24, 2005).
Robert D. Bullard gave a keynote address at the Quality Education for Minorities (QEM) Network Annual Meeting, Washington, DC (February 25, 2005).
Labor/Community Strategy, Bus Riders Union The Future of Transportation Conference, Los Angeles (February 19-20, 2005).
Robert D. Bullard participated in the Brookings Institution/Harvard Civil Rights Project Transportation Equity Roundtable, Washington, DC (January 20, 2005).
Robert D. Bullard, “ Transportation Policies Leave Blacks on the Side of the Road,” The New Crisis Magazine 112 (January/February 2005): 24-25, 27, http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_qa4081/is_200501/ai_n9522085
Robert D. Bullard and the EJRC are partners with john a. powell (Kirwan Institute at Ohio State University), Angela Glover Blackwell (PolicyLink), and Deeohn Ferris (Global Environmental Resources, Inc.) in African American Forum on Race and Regionalism (AAFRR) on the Cleveland Race and Regionalism Project, Cleveland, OH began January 2005. http://www.aafrr.org/.
Robert D. Bullard, Identities, Conflict and Cohesion Programme Paper 8: Environment and Morality: Confronting Environmental Racism in the United States, United Nations Research Institute for Social Development - UNRISD (December 29, 2004) found at http://www.unrisd.org/80256B3C005BCCF9/(httpPublications)/543B2B250E64745280256B6D005788F7?OpenDocument
The Center staff participated in the NIEHS Town Hall Meeting on The Impact of Urban Sprawl on Health in the Inner City hosted by Morehouse College, Atlanta, GA (December 16).
Professor Bullard presented at the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Legislative Conference, Housing Braintrust: A Basic Human Right, Washington, DC Convention Center (September 8-11).
Professor Robert D. Bullard participated in a panel at the American Sociological Association Annual Convention, Health and Environmental Justice 25 Years after Love Canal, San Francisco, CA (August 14).
The EJRC collaborated with the African American Forum on Race and Regionalism to host the Race, Taxes, and Metropolitan Equity Workshop" at the NAACP Annual Convention, National Constitution Center, Philadelphia, PA (July 14).
The EJRC hosted the African Americans Scholars/Authors Roundtable on Regional Equity, an activity sponsored by The Ford Foundation as part of the African American Forum on Race and Regionalism (April 8-9).
The Center staff conducted a workshop on Environmental Justice, EPA Region IV Teachers Environmental Education Training Institute, Spelman College, Atlanta, GA (June 23, 2004).
Staff from the Center participated in a workshop Building Just and Healthy Communities, Conference at the Conference of Black Trade Unions (CBTU), CARAT Team, Atlanta, GA (May 27-30, 2004).
Professor Bullard presented at the Environmental Justice and Children of Color, Children Environmental Health Symposium, University of Minnesota Law School, Minneapolis, MN (April 1-2, 2004).
Professor Bullard testified at the TEA-21 Reauthorization and Impact on African Americans, Congressional Black Caucus Hearing, Washington, DC (March 11, 2004).
Professor Bullard participated in Urban Services and Minorities Symposium, Fordham University. His paper is published as Addressing Urban Transportation Equity in the United States, 31 Fordham Urb. L.J. 1183 (2004).
Transportation Equity, Congressional Black Caucus Staffers Briefing, sponsored by the National Urban League, Washington, DC (February 17-18, 2004).
Environmental Justice Workshop, Alaska Environmental Forum, Anchorage, Alaska (February 9-12, 2004).
Urban Environment and Regional Growth, African American Forum on Race & Regionalism (AAFRR), Ohio State University, Columbus, OH (February 5-6, 2004).
The Center staff edited Highway Robbery: Transportation Racism and New Routes to Equity (South End Press, 2004). This new book shows how chronic inequality in public transportation is firmly and nationally entrenched.
The Center began its African American Initiative on Smart Growth, Livable Communities, and Regional Equity Project. This project targets black leaders, groups, organizations, institutions, and communities to build a national solidarity movement around issues of equity and fair growth in metropolitan regions.
The EJRC was retained (pro bono) as experts and prepared a report on a Title VI discrimination case in Wake County, North Carolina as part of a lawsuit (Jerry Frank et al. v. North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resource et al.) filed by the Land Loss Prevention Project on behalf of a group of African American residents of the small, mostly black town of Holly Springs, North Carolina.
EJRC staff participated in Environmental Justice Workshop, Founding Meeting of the Minneapolis Environmental Justice Network (Co-sponsored with the Minneapolis Urban League) Minneapolis, MN, October 11, 2003.
EJRC staff conducts workshop on Environmental Health and the African American Community at the NAACP National Convention held in Miami Beach, Florida (July 15-16, 2003).
EJRC director Robert D. Bullard collaborated with J. Agyeman and B. Evans on a book, Just Sustainabilities: Development in an Unequal World (Earthscan/MIT Press 2003), that examines global environmental justice and sustainability issues.
The Center commissioned twenty-six Summit II Resource/Policy Papers for the Second People of Color Environmental Leadership Summit, held in Washington, DC. The resource/policy papers covered a range of issues, including housing, suburban sprawl, sustainable development, land use, brownfields redevelopment, regional transportation, education and training, worker safety, and public health. An Executive Summary of Summit II Resource/Policy Papers was also published.
The EJRC served on the Executive Committee for the planning of the Second People of Color Environmental Leadership Summit convened in Washington, DC on October 23-26, 2002. The meeting was planned for 500 delegates.
The Center staff contributed to the NBEJN report entitled Combating Environmental Racism with Sustainable Development in the US and Around the World (March 2002) and made presentations at the WSSD meetings in New York, Bali, and Johannesburg.
The EJRC worked with the Deep South Center for Environmental Justice at Xavier University and the National Black Environmental Justice Network (NBEJN) member organizations to organize four commissions (Environmental Racism, Healthy and Sustainable Communities, Poverty Eradication, and Energy and Climate Change) at the World Summit on Sustainable Development (WSSD), Rio +10 Earth Summit, Johannesburg, South Africa.
Professor Bullard was invited to contribute an article to the special issue on poverty, health, and the environment of the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) Our Planet Magazine Its Not Just, Pollution, (September 2001). The special issue is found on the UNEP website at http://www.ourplanet.com/imgversn/122/content.html.
The Center staff participated in the Environmental Justice and Labor Conference held at the University of Niteroi, Niteroi, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
A delegation from the EJRC and Deep South Center for Environmental Justice at Xavier University visited with leaders in Vieques, Puerto Rico and observed the conflict first hand.
The EJRC staff participated in the 2001 Celebrity Tour of Cancer Alley Louisiana. This event sparked some celebrities, including writer Alice Walker and Congresswoman Maxine Waters, to revisit some of the impacted African American communities and work directly with the people.
The Center provided support to environmental justice leaders who participated in the Climate Justice Summit in The Hague, Netherlands.
The EJRC was a member of the Environmental justice delegation to the United Nations World Conference against Racism (WCAR) held in Durban, South Africa. Professor Bullard prepared and presented a paper commissioned by the United Nations Research Institute for Social Development (UNRISD) Race and Public Policy Conference held on September 3-5, 2001, World Conference Against Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia and Related Intolerance (WCAR), Durban, South Africa. Bullards paper, Confronting Global Environmental Racism in the 21st Century is published on the UNRISD website. Selected papers from the conference will be published in a forthcoming UNRISD book.
The EJRC and other member organizations of the National Black Environmental Justice Network (NBEJN) hold a National Press Conference on End Toxic Terror in Black Communities, Washington, DC.
The Center staff edited a new book, Sprawl City: Race, Politics, and Planning in Atlanta (Island Press 2000), that takes a fresh look at how sprawl is contributing to racial and economic disparities in the ten-county Atlanta metropolitan region.
The Center received an award from the Environmental Careers Organization (ECO) in recognition of excellence in diversity and environmental stewardship (October).
The Center published the People of Color Environmental Groups Directory 2000. (http://www.ejrc.cau.edu/poc2000.htm). The directory is the only directory that profiles the work of OVER 1,000 environmental justice nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) in the United States, Puerto Rico, Canada, and Mexico.
The 3rd edition of Robert D. Bullards Dumping in Dixie: Race, Class, and Environmental Quality (Westview Press 2000) is published.
The Center initiated its National Equity and Smart Growth Initiative. This national initiative is designed to explore social equity issues as smart growth solutions are sought to address transportation, air quality, land use, affordable housing, gentrification, predatory lending, concentrated poverty, access to jobs, redlining, schools, parks and green space, brownfields, community economic development, and related urban concerns.
The Center staff completed a major study, Sprawl Atlanta: Social Equity Dimensions of Uneven Growth and Development, that examined the costs and consequences of suburban sprawl on people of color.
The Center published Race Equity and Smart Growth: Why People of Color Must Speak for Themselves a paper that links suburban sprawl development to social and environmental problems.
The EJRC was instrumental in planning the National Emergency Meeting of Blacks in the United States, New Orleans, LA. African American groups came from 37 states. This and subsequent meetings laid the foundation for the formation of the National Black Environmental Justice Network (NBEJN).
The EJRC and the United Church of Christ Commission on Racial Justice of the Emergency National Commission on Environmental and Economic Justice convened a public hearing on the Shintech Title V permit application planned for Convent, Louisiana and published From Plantations to Plants: Report of the Emergency National Commission on Environmental and Economic Justice, the hearing proceedings. The Commission, made up of grassroots environmental justice, civil rights, faith-based, legal, and academic centers leaders from around the nation.
The EJRC partnered with Greenpeace, Deep South Center for Environmental Justice at Xavier University, and more than a dozen US church Bishops and church leaders in the Council of Black Churches to participate in Toxic Tour of Cancer Alley. The church leaders on the tour represented over 17 million African Americans.
Based on the Centers research, in 1997, a three-judge panel of the NRC Licensing Board ruled that race played a role in the facility siting and denied the permit for the uranium enrichment plant. The Testimony of Dr. Robert D. Bullard Regarding Citizens Against Nuclear Trash Contention provided data to support the ruling in the first environmental justice lawsuit after the signing of the Executive Order 12898 and the first to use environmental justice arguments to deny a permit. This LES case is also discussed in R.D. Bullard and Glenn S. Johnson, Grassroots Activism and Its Impact on Public Policy Decision Making, Journal of Social Issues 56 (2000): 555-578.
Robert Bullard was appointed to serve on EPAs National Advisory Council on Policy and Technology (NACEPT), Title VI Implementation, to examine facility permitting (and Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964).
The link between environmental justice and transportation equity became widely known throughout the country with the release of the Centers book, Just Transportation: Dismantling Race and Class Barriers to Mobility (New Society Publishers, 1997). The book chronicled transportation racism cases across the United States.
The EJRC hosted the Healthy and Sustainable Communities: Building Model Partnerships for the Twenty-First Century Conference that brought together more than 300 leaders from across the United States to discuss sustainability issues in communities of color. The sustainability agenda must include social and economic reform, incorporating the interests involved in activism on human rights, political representation, corporate accountability and globalization.
EJRC staff participated in the EPA Superfund Relocation Roundtable Meeting in Pensacola, Florida. Because of the hard work of Margaret Williams and local grassroots leaders, EPA decided to relocate the entire community of 358 African Americans and or low-income households living next to the Escambia Wood Treatment Plant in Pensacola, Florida.
In July, EJRC staff led a ten-person environmental justice delegation on a visit to South Africa and met with government officials, community, labor, health, youth, and environmental justice leaders, including the representatives from the African Congress (ANC), Environmental Justice Networking Forum (EJNF), Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU), and other leaders who struggled to end apartheid.
Washington Office on Environmental Justice and EJRC facilitated environmental justice leaders participation in the United Nations Conference on Human Settlements, Habitat II Summit, Istanbul, Turkey.
The Environmental Justice Resource Center and CAU-TV co-produced the 45-minute Just Transportation documentary video.
Professor Bullard and the EJRC staff develop one of the first environmental justice frameworks for use in examining the legal and civil rights (i.e., Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964) implications of environmental racism and environmental discrimination. Bullard conducted the groundbreaking research on the Citizens Against Nuclear Trash v. Louisiana Energy Services case that was successfully argued before the Nuclear Regulatory Commission Licensing Board.
The Center served as a host for the internationally acclaimed SGI Ecology and Human Life Exhibit and coordinated several environmental justice lecture series during this period (September and October).
The EJRC hosted EPA's "Urban Revitalization and Brownfield" Hearings in Atlanta as part of the EPA National Environmental Justice Advisory Council's (NEJAC) Waste and Facility Siting Subcommittee (July 20).
The Center convened national scholars, planners, policy analysts, and activists for a national conference entitled Environmental Justice and Transportation: Building Model Partnerships Conference as part of the US Department of Transportations public outreach and strategic planning for Executive Order 12898. The national conference helped get transportation equity back on the national radar and civil rights agenda.
The EJRC hosted the Interagency Working Group's (comprised of 17 federal agencies) national public hearing (and three dozen satellite down link sites) on the Environmental Justice Executive Order, "Federal Actions to Address Environmental Justice in Minority Populations and Low-Income Populations. Over 500 groups attended and participated in the event. (January 20).
Robert D. Bullard received the V.O. Key Book Award from the Southern Political Science Association for Dumping in Dixie: Race, Class and Environmental Quality. Boulder, CO: Westview Press, 1994.
The EJRC played an instrumental role in facilitating the EPA Region IV Dioxin Public Hearing in Atlanta, GA (January 7).
Working with the Commission for Racial Justice (United Church of Christ), a series of policy papers were commissioned from leading housing scholars and a roundtable was convened in Atlanta to discuss the persistent problem of housing discrimination and residential segregation in the United States. From this meeting, the Center produced a ground breaking anthology on race and housing in the United States, Residential Apartheid: The American Legacy (UCLA, 1994). The contributors tackled some hard issues such as racial segregation, housing discrimination, redlining, affordable housing, community reinvestment, and enterprise zones.
Robert D. Bullard edits Unequal Protection: Environmental Justice and Communities of Color (Sierra Club Books). The book came out in paperback in 1996.
The Environmental Justice Resource Center at Clark Atlanta University was formed in Atlanta, Georgia (September).
The Center published the 2nd edition of the People of Color Environmental Groups Directory that lists over 600 groups in the U.S., Puerto Rico, Canada, and Mexico.
Center staff served on the U.S. EPA National Environmental Justice Advisory Council (NEJAC). Robert D. Bullard chaired the Subcommittee on Health and Research (1994-1996), Washington, DC.
The EJRC played an instrumental role in the opening of the Washington Office on Environmental Justice (WOEJ), Washington, DC.
EJRC staff led a delegation of environmental justice leaders to meet with Dr. Kenneth Olden, director of the National Institute for Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), to begin dialogue on integrating EJ into environmental health sciences and planning a national health conference around environmental justice.
In February, the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, along with six other federal agencies, held the Symposium on Health and Health Research Needs to Ensure Environmental Justice, Washington, DC.
On February 11, President Bill Clinton issued Executive Order 12989, Federal Actions to Address Environmental Justice in Minority Populations and Low-Income Populations. Dr. Robert D. Bullard and other environmental justice leaders, congressional leaders, and government officials witness signing of Executive order in the Oval Office.