Tuesday, September 29, 2009

NYDEC To Hold Environmental Justice Summit

NYS DEC Commissioner Pete Grannis, left, is inviting the public to attend a summit on Environmental Justice, Climate Change and Air Quality in New York State.

Location: US EPA Office located at 290 Broadway, 27th Floor, Conf. Rm. A, New York, NY 10007

Date: October 7, 2009

Time: 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

The following individuals are scheduled to speak:

* Alan Belensz - Acting Director, Office of Climate Change; NYS DEC; Co- Chair Governor's Climate Council
* Cecil Corbin-Mark - Deputy Director/Director of Policy Initiative; WEACT
* Robin Schlaff - Special Counsel for Regional Affairs; NYS DEC; Chair of Sea Level Rise Task Force
* Jared Snyder - Assistant Commissioner, Air Resources, Climate Change and Energy; NYS DEC * Rob Sliwinski - Director, Bureau of Air Quality Planning; NYS DEC
* Elizabeth Yeampierre - Executive Director; UPROSE

Also invited: -City of New York, -U.S. EPA

Topics to be discussed include:

Climate Justice
Climate Policy and Addressing Climate Impacts in NYS
Air regulations in NYS
Governor Paterson's Executive Order 24
NYS's Sea Level Rise Task Force
Community Resilience, Adaptation and Mitigation

RSVP to Keisha Wilkerson at kjwilker@gw.dec.state.ny.us or call at (518) 402-8556

Lisa F. Garcia, Esq., Chief Advocate for Environmental Justice and Equity
NYS Department of Environmental Conservation, 47-40 21st Street, Long Island City, NY 11101-5401 Tel: (518) 402-8556, (718) 482-4009 Fax: (718) 482-4962 lfgarcia@gw.dec.state.ny.us