Human Rights BlogLast Updated on 2013-11-14 11:40:0711/14/13
Executive Order -- Establishing the White House Council on Native American Affairs
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ESTABLISHING THE WHITE HOUSE COUNCIL
ON NATIVE AMERICAN AFFAIRS
By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, and in order to promote and sustain prosperous and resilient Native American tribal governments, it is hereby ordered as follows:
Section 1. Policy. The United States recognizes a government-to-government relationship, as well as a unique legal and political relationship, with federally recognized tribes. This relationship is set forth in the Constitution of the United States, treaties, statutes, Executive Orders, administrative rules and... More »
Environmental Justice BlogLast Updated on 2013-08-14 12:23:078/14/13
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Growing Up in Cancer Alley
Have you seen the video that everyone is talking about? Watch the newest contribution to EPA's 20th Anniversary of Environmental Justice Video Series, featuring one of the founding members of the environmental justice movement, Dr. Beverly Wright. Dr. Wright powerfully describes life growing up in the Mississippi River Chemical Corridor, also known as 'Cancer Alley', and how the pollution from facilities affected the surrounding communities' health and well-being. She articulates the importance of educating the next generation of environmental leaders to begin the transformation to a truly sustainable society.
Also, check out our other videos from our 20th Anniversary Video Series, including videos from former EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson, Sacoby Wilson of the... More »
American Public Health AssociationLast Updated on 2013-06-26 13:11:00
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Tracking Webinar Series – Part ll: Incorporating Environmental Public Health Tracking into Health Impact Assessments
Webinar: June 27, 1 p.m.–2:15 p.m. EDT
Want to learn how you can leverage data from the Environmental Public Health Tracking Network for Health Impact Assessments? Then join us for a co-presentation by the Minnesota Department of Health’s Environmental Public Health Tracking and Climate & Health Programs describing their successful use of asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease data in Health Impact Assessments. Speakers will discuss opportunities for intersection between HIA and Tracking data and will... More »
GreenpeaceLast Updated on 2013-06-26 12:42:09
Date: Tue, 25 Jun 2013 17:39:31 -0500
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Today, in a major address on climate change at Georgetown University, President Obama said what we’ve been waiting years to hear: “I refuse to condemn your generation and future generations to a planet that's beyond fixing.”
He went on to outline his plan to tackle the climate crisis. From calling out climate denier politicians, to increasing... More »
EPALast Updated on 2013-06-25 14:14:40
Remarks of President Barack Obama
June 22, 2013
In my inaugural address, I pledged that America would respond to the growing threat of climate change for the sake of our children and future generations.
This Tuesday, I’ll lay out my vision for where I believe we need to go – a national plan to reduce carbon pollution, prepare our country for the impacts of climate change, and lead global efforts to fight it.
This is a serious challenge – but it’s one uniquely suited to America’s strengths.
We’ll need scientists to design new fuels, and farmers to grow them.
We’ll need engineers to devise new sources of energy, and businesses to make and sell them.
We’ll need workers to build the... More »
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