Rayburn House Office Building – Room 2253, Washington, DC

Thursday, March 19, 2009 at 12noon
Rayburn House Office Building – Room 2253, Washington, DC

AEHR to Brief Congress on Innovations in Environmental & Health Policy
A Congressional Briefing Sponsored by U.S. Representative Donna Edwards (D-MD)

The growing interest in moving our country towards a green economy is an important opportunity for Congress to not only work on legislation that supports sustainable technologies and job creation, but to also re-examine the effectiveness of the environmental regulatory system. A critical question for the 111th Congress is whether a green economy can be achieved with the current environmental regulatory system.

The briefing will provide an analysis of human rights-based innovations in environmental and health laws and policies that are emerging in other countries and helping to spur a green economy. Legal experts and community leaders will discuss how these innovations point to steps that Congress can take to ensure environmental protection for all people, remedy disproportionate pollution burdens harming people of color and the poor, and stimulate a green economy.

Speakers will include:

  • Monique Harden and Nathalie Walker, Co-Directors and Attorneys of Advocates for Environmental Human Rights
  • David Prince, Boardmember of Mossville Environmental Action Now
  • Roger Kim, Executive Director of the Asian Pacific Environmental Network
  • Donele Wilkins, Executive Director of Detroiters Working for Environmental Justice

To RSVP for this event, please contact Michele Roberts, Advocates for Environmental Human Rights, at 202.775.0055 or mroberts@ehumanrights.org.