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For Immediate Release
June 4, 2009

National Group of Investors to Examine the Environmental Impacts
of Industrial Corporations on Louisiana Communities

WHO:

  • Advocates for Environmental Human Rights
  • Interfaith Center for Corporate Responsibility
  • Trillium Asset Management Corporation
  • Mossville Environmental Action Now
  • United Houma Nation
  • Deep South Center for Environmental Justice
  • The Subra Company
  • Gulf Restoration Network

WHAT:
Advocates for Environmental Human Rights ("AEHR") will host a fact-finding mission on environmental justice for the Interfaith Center for Corporate Responsibility ("ICCR"), which is holding its annual conference in New Orleans this week (June 2 -5, 2009). ICCR's membership is an association of 275 faith-based institutional investors, including national denominations, religious communities, pension funds, foundations, hospital corporations, economic development funds, asset management companies, colleges, and unions that are dedicated to transforming corporate policies and practices to ensure justice and sustainability. The environmental justice bus tour will start in New Orleans and travel to the community of Mossville, near Lake Charles. Local environmental justice, indigenous community, and coastal restoration groups will present information to ICCR members that details the environmental and health impacts of industrial operations in their communities.

WHEN:
Friday, June 5, 2009 from 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

WHERE:
The bus tour will depart from the Loews Hotel at 300 Poydras Street and continue to Mossville, LA.

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Advocates for Environmental Human Rights

Headquarters:
650 Poydras Street, Suite 2523
New Orleans, Louisiana 70130
Tel. 504.799.3060
Fax 504.799.3061

Campaign & Policy Office:
1730 M Street, NW, Suite 412
Washington, DC 20036
Tel. 202-775-0055
Fax 202-293-7110

Monique Harden
Co-Director & Attorney
mharden@ehumanrights.org

Nathalie Walker
Co-Director & Attorney
nwalker@ehumanrights.org

Michele Roberts
Campaign & Policy Coordinator
mroberts@ehumanrights.org