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Leija Helling
22:00
Learn more about the bill:
Leija Helling
22:06
https://www.natlawreview.com/article/new-jersey-passes-landmark-environmental-justice-legislation
Leija Helling
22:13
https://nj1015.com/nj-enacts-law-targeting-companies-polluting-minority-neighborhoods/
Erin Rhodes
22:35
Thanks Leija
Jackie James
25:47
THIS IS WONDERFUL, great work. We have the highest concentration of air regulated facilities in NYS. We are located in Tonawanda, Ny and have 50 facilities in our small community. It is better now because ran a direct campaign against a foundry coke facility (Tonawanda Coke), csresources.org. However , this was one of first main concerns about the cumulative impact to our community. This gives me hope that this kind of change is possible!
Lisa Gossett
29:56
I appreciate your persistence — and the insistence to keep the communities actually impacted in the lead! Don’t stop being a nerd!
Jackie James
33:30
Nerd pride! Me too. Im cool w that.
Leija Helling
37:51
Feel free to post your questions here too!
Lois Gibbs
38:53
I love shall deny - what we need!!!
Mary Peveto
39:05
Congratulations! Can you share names of your legislative champions - representatives in the state legislature who were committed to this?
Kimi Wei
39:45
I’m being asked how white allies can be helpful in the process of rulemaking for this bill – and anything else related to it.
JOEL KUPFERMAN
41:11
The National Lawyers Guild Environmental Justice Committee will spread word of your good work near and far --- to replicate this law elsewhere and request that you speak to us …. Joel R Kupferman envjoel@ix.netcom.com
Jackie James
41:23
yes, we need to help each other. feel free to contact me/us cause we have had success - in a bit different way. be happy to share our resources/info jackiejames.org
Lois Gibbs
41:26
how much push back came from the huge industry directly?
Mary Peveto
41:37
Thank you for your answer!
Kimi Wei
41:44
Can you say again what ‘the definition’ is?
Mac Legerton
46:44
https://www.nj.gov/dep/ej/
R Limoges
47:10
and keeping all groups together, best results can be rolled out in other areas of the country.
Mary Peveto
48:35
What burden will the community bear for oversight in seeing this in implementation?
R Limoges
48:37
can you create a travelling group who can present regularly to governors, state legislators, disadvantaged communities?
Kimi Wei
01:00:08
What about the rule the DEP is discussing to allow permitting if a polluting project will bring benefit to the community in which it seeks to locate?
Mac Legerton
01:03:09
This presentation has been very helpful. We need additional gatherings on the New Jersey experience. One proposal is to identify states that have formed Environmental Justice Advisory Committees and have a similar convening for both grassroots organizations and members of the state EJ Advisory Board that have a grassroots perspective. We all here in NC could certainly make that happen in NC. VA also has one as well. Both states formed them during and after the successful campaign to stop the Atlantic Coast Pipeline. Our state advisory board is finally becoming empowered to advocate for changes. We need to elevate that discourse to turn conversational commitment on EJ to significant law.
Mary Peveto
01:04:20
Mac, agree. Oregon has an Environmental Justice Task Force as well, appointed by the Governor working across all state agencies.
JOEL KUPFERMAN
01:05:12
I am working with the Lenape Nation- Turtle Clan, and I am certain that they want to work with you. Joel R Kupferman
Lois Gibbs
01:07:14
that is why we are doing this today to begin to get the word out.
Erin Rhodes
01:08:01
+++
Leija Helling
01:11:12
mlopeznunez@ironboundcc.org