The Governors Environmental Justice Task Force meets in Newport!
September 7 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm.
An interactive public forum and community discussion.
Newport Recreation Center
September 8 from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm.
The official Task Force meeting.
Newport City Hall - Conference Room A.
About the Task Force
Environmental justice is equal protection from environmental and health hazards, and meaningful public participation in decisions that affect the environment in which people live, work, learn, practice spirituality and play. "Environmental justice communities" include minority and low-income communities, tribal communities, and other communities traditionally underrepresented in public processes.
When state agencies make decisions that affect our environment it is critical that low-income and minority populations are not disproportionately affected. The Environmental Justice Task Force (EJTF) was created by the Legislature to help protect Oregonians from disproportionate environmental impacts on minority and low-income populations. The EJTF encourages state agencies to give all people knowledge and access to improve decisions that affect environment and the health of all Oregonians.