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100 Day Update: Strengthening Environmental Justice Research and Decision Making

On March 17-19 2010, EPA co-sponsored a groundbreaking national meeting, Strengthening Environmental Justice Research and Decision Making: A Symposium on the Science of Disproportionate Environmental Health Impacts. At the conclusion of this meeting, EPA pledged to report back to the participants within 100 days on the Agency’s plan to utilize recommendations made on how to improve science and decision-making to eliminate social disparities in environmental health and achieve environmental justice. Recommendations were received from a very diverse audience, including EJ community leaders, academics, EPA staff, and local, state, and tribal representatives.  It is now 100 days since EPA’s pledge on March 19 2010. EPA has begun developing a plan for considering the Symposium participant recommendations in its programs, activities and strategies. This update serves the purposes of providing all Symposium participants, our network of stakeholders, and the public with: 1) an overview of the recommendations; 2) EPA’s plan to work with the recommendations; 3) upcoming opportunities to provide additional comments and recommendations, and; 4) a reaffirmation of EPA’s commitment to work with community groups and the public to strengthen local environmental and human health outcomes.

To view the Symposium update: Symposium on the Science of Disproportionate Environmental Health Impacts

For additional information about the Symposium: Strengthening Environmental Justice Research and Decision Making: A Symposium on the Science of Disproportionate Environmental Health Impacts (Disproportionate Impacts Symposium)

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