Lisa Jackson: Environmental Rights are Civil Rights

Lisa Brown, EPA Administator

Lisa Jackson, Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), was recently profiled in theRoot.com. Jackson, a chemical engineer by trade and the first African American to head up the EPA, is quoted in the article as saying, “environmental rights [are] a natural extension of civil rights.”

Jackson is credited with changing the image of the EPA. “We’re here to help,” Jackson told reporters shortly after taking here post. “We have protection in our name. We’re not the Department of Defense, but part of our job is protecting human health.”

Read the fill article here, at theRoot.com.

EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson and The Honorable Bernette J. Johnson to speak at Howard University

Howard University School of Law is hosting the Seventh Annual James M. Nabrit, Jr. Lecture Series on February 18 in the Moot Court Room. This years’ Lecture Series will feature U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa P. Jackson, and Louisiana Supreme Court Justice Bernette J. Johnson.

Administrator Jackson will discuss the importance of environmentalism and environmental justice; while Justice Johnson will pay tribute to the life and legacy of Alexander Pierre “A.P.” Tureaud, Sr., a legendary New Orleans civil rights attorney and Howard Law graduate. In addition to Justice Johnson’s speech, excerpts from the documentary Journey for Justice: The A.P. Tureaud Story will be shown, along with an unveiling of his portrait.

This special event will promote environmental justice as a prominent civil rights issue in the 21st century and honor a father to the civil rights movement in Louisiana.

For more information: http://www.law.howard.edu/1342

Stakeholder Briefing with Administrator Lisa P. Jackson to Discuss EPA’s FY 2011 Budget

Stakeholder Briefing with Administrator Lisa P. Jackson
to Discuss EPA’s FY 2011 Budget

Monday, February 1, 2010

Dear Stakeholder/Interested Party:

Please join EPA Administrator Lisa P. Jackson and senior EPA officials in the presentation of the US Environmental Protection Agency’s 2011 Budget. The Budget Briefing will be held :

When: Monday, February 1, 2010

Time: 2:00 pm

Where: EPA Headquarters, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., Washington, D.C. NW.

You will be able to participate in the Budget Briefing in person, or via conference call, or Webcast.

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