EJTF is lauded for 'unprecedented cooperation and relationship building'
The Oregon Environmental Justice Task Force has received a National Achievements in Environmental Justice Award
from the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for effectively implementing Oregon's environmental justice legislation (Senate Bill 420) and incorporating environmental justice considerations into state agency programs. The EJTF was one of five environmental partnerships to receive recognition. Read the full story at EPA's website.
Governor Kulongoski congratulated EJTF members for their significant accomplishments and expressed his appreciation for former Senator Avel Gordly's leadership in developing Senate Bill 420 in an announcement released by Oregon Department of Environmental Quality. Read DEQ's press release.
EJTF member Robin Collin offers remarks at EPA's award ceremony - Watch it on YouTube!
Videos of the award announcement and Ms. Collin's remarks are at YouTube.com/White House Environmental Justice Forum (Parts 1-4)
EPA Past Administrator Lisa Jackson's announcement is in Part 1. Go to 0:13:48
Robin Collin's remarks are in Part 3. Go to 1:10:22