"Biden Announces Environmental Justice Advisers"

"The White House today [Monday] announced a group of community leaders and green activists to join the Council on Environmental Quality's Environmental Justice Advisory Council.

Members include Texas professor Robert Bullard, regarded as the father of the environmental justice movement. The group will convene tomorrow for the first time.

'This is a historic moment that environmental justice communities have been working toward for decades,' Cecilia Martinez, CEQ's environmental justice coordinator, said in a statement.

'President Biden and Vice President Harris are, for the first time ever, bringing the voices, perspectives, and expertise of environmental justice communities into a formal advisory role at the White House.'"

Kelsey Brugger reports for E&E News March 29, 2021.

Source: E&E News, 03/30/2021