The specially called in-person meeting begins at 6 p.m. March 16 in Raleigh.
Environmental Justice Board to assist on flood resiliency
The Environmental Justice and Equity Advisory Board has appointed a committee to advise the Division of Mitigation Services on including underrepresented communities in its development of a statewide flood resilience plan.
Secretary’s EJ board to hear flood resiliency report
The blueprint is expected to provide guidelines and resources to improve flood resiliency and keep communities safe, according to DEQ.
Regan guest speaker at Martin Luther King Jr. observance
Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Michael S. Regan spoke Friday during the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Observance Program and John R. Larkins Award Ceremony that took place in Raleigh.
Environmental Justice, Equity Advisory Board to meet
The Feb. 9 meeting of the Secretary’s Environmental Justice and Equity Advisory Board will be in-person in Raleigh and streamed online.
Summit to address water infrastructure needs, funding
There are in-person and virtual options to attend the summit, “North Carolina Water and Equity: Addressing Water Infrastructure Needs and Funding in Disadvantaged Areas” Jan. 12 in Durham.
Environmental justice community input session Dec. 14
The governor’s office and cabinet agencies are asking for public comment, input and recommendations to advance environmental justice.
EJ board to hold special meeting on wood pellet permit
The public can attend the special Nov. 17 meeting on a wood pellet plant permit in Ahoskie either in-person in Raleigh or online.
ECU, NCDEQ selected for pollution-prevention grants
East Carolina University and the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality are among 32 recipients across the country that are to receive more than $9 million in pollution prevention grants from the Environmental Protection Agency.
EJ board to hear about equitable outdoor access
The state Department of Natural and Cultural Resources Secretary Reid Wilson will give a presentation on “Equitable Access to Healthy Outdoor Recreation: The Other Side of the Environmental Justice.”
EPA launches office for advancing environmental justice
The new Office of Environmental Justice and External Civil Rights will oversee a $3 billion climate and environmental justice grant program created under the Inflation Reduction Act.
Secretary’s Environmental Justice Board to meet Oct. 13
The public can attend the meeting in-person in Raleigh, online or listen by phone.
Talk on Rachel Carson, wood pellet industry set for Sept. 29
Rachel Carson Council CEO Bob Musil to present “Rachel Carson, Wood Pellets, and Environmental Justice” at UNCW.
Groups join case challenging NC Rules Review Commission
Gov. Roy Cooper’s lawsuit contends that the legislature-appointed commission that reviews and approves — or rejects — rules adopted by state agencies is unconstitutional.
Governor reestablishes Andrea Harris Equity Task Force
Gov. Roy Cooper reestablished by executive order Wednesday the Andrea Harris Equity Task Force to continue its work to address social, economic and health disparities in underserved and underrepresented communities.
Secretary’s EJ, Equity Board to meet in-person Aug. 11
The public can listen to the Aug. 11 meeting of the Secretary’s Environmental Justice and Equity Advisory Board in-person, by phone or online.