BM4F CEO Appointed to White House EJ Advisory Council

Mar 29, 2021 | BM4F Spotlights, Uncategorized, Young, Gifted & Green Blog Series | 0 comments

March 29, 2021 

(WASHINGTON, DC) Today, the White House announced the members of the White House Environmental Justice Advisory Council. The advisory council will provide advice and recommendations to the Chair of the Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) and the White House Environmental Justice Interagency Council on how to address current and historic environmental injustices, including recommendations for updating Executive Order 12898.

The White House Environmental Justice Advisory Council (WHEJAC) was established by President Biden’s Executive Order on Tackling the Climate Crisis at Home and Abroad to fulfill his and Vice President Harris’s commitment to confronting longstanding environmental injustices and to ensuring that historically marginalized and polluted, overburdened communities have greater input on federal policies and decisions.

The WHEJAC members will represent a diverse set of geographical regions and will serve in a voluntary capacity.

LaTricea Adams, Tennessee 
Jade Begay, South Dakota
Maria Belen-Power, Massachusetts
Dr. Robert Bullard, Texas
Tom Cormons, Virginia
Andrea Delgado, Washington, D.C.
Catherine Flowers, Alabama
Jerome Foster, New York
Kim Havey, Minnesota
Angelo Logan, California
Maria Lopez-Nunez, New Jersey
Harold Mitchell, South Carolina
Richard Moore, New Mexico
Rachel Morello-Frosch, California
Juan Parras, Texas
Michele Roberts, Washington, D.C.
Ruth Santiago, Puerto Rico
Nicky Sheats, New Jersey
Peggy Shepard, New York
Carletta Tilousi, Arizona
Vi Waghiyi, Alaska
Kyle Whyte, Michigan
Beverly Wright, Louisiana
Hli Xyooj, Minnesota
Miya Yoshitani, California

The United States Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA) will fund and provide administrative support for the WHEJAC. The first meeting of the WHEJAC will be held virtually tomorrow, March 30, and will be open to the public. Please visit the U.S. EPA’s WHEJAC webpage for more information at:  www.epa.gov/environmentaljustice/white-house-environmental-justice-advisory-council.

The WHEJAC will complement the ongoing work of the National Environmental Justice Advisory Council (NEJAC), a federal advisory committee established in 1993 to provide advice and recommendations on EJ issues to the Administrator of the EPA. More information about NEJAC can be found here: https://www.epa.gov/environmentaljustice/national-environmental-justice-advisory-council

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