People & Population

April 27, 2011 to April 29, 2011

The State of Environmental Justice in America Conference

For the fifth year in a row, the State of Environmental Justice in America Conference will bring together individuals with a wide variety of interests for a spirited exchange of ideas about environmental justice’s past, present, and future.

"Salinas, California: The Salad Bowl of Pesticides"

Alarm bells are being set off by a new study of the families of California farm workers exposed to pesticides. It finds much higher levels of pervasive developmental disorder among children of mothers exposed to higher levels of neurotoxicant organophosphate pesticides.

Source: AOLNews, 12/23/2010

"Helping the Hidden Homeless in Rural Md."

As Christmas approaches former tobacco country in rural Prince George's County, Maryland, a food bank helps poor people living in trailers, discarded campers, and even tents. It's not just food, blankets, and clothing that they need. They need kerosene, propane, heating oil, and firewood. They do not qualify for federal low-income fuel assistance. They do not have plumbing or electricity. It is 23 degress outside and they are 23 miles from the White House.

Source: Wash Post, 12/21/2010
December 15, 2010

White House Environmental Justice Forum

This event, planned by EPA's Interagency Working Group on Environmental Justice, will "bring together environmental justice community leaders, state, local and tribal government officials, Cabinet members, and other senior Federal officials for a discussion on creating a healthy and sustainable environment for all Americans." 

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