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Environmental Justice in the Energy Age:
Meeting Energy Demand with Equity

Friday, September 14, 2007
Roger Williams University School of Law
Bayview Room, Bristol, RI

Agenda | Summary

8:30 - 9:00
Continental Breakfast

9:00 - 9:30
Welcome and Introductions of Participants
Sunshine Menezes, Metcalf Institute for Marine & Environmental Reporting

9:30 - 9:45
Introduction to Environmental Justice
Kristen Fletcher, Roger Williams University School of Law

9:45 - 10:30
Environmental Justice Impacts of Traditional Energy Production: Coal-Fired Power
Marley Shebala, Navajo Times

10:30 - 10:45
Break

10:45 - 11:30
Environmental Justice Impacts of Traditional Energy Production: Oil & Gas
Cynthia Sarthou, Gulf Restoration Network

11:30 - 12:15
Environmental Justice Impacts of Renewable Energy Production: Hydropower
Ken Bradley, Fresh Energy

12:15 - 1:30
Lunch

1:30 - 3:00
Breakout Session
Preparing an equitable solution to local and regional energy needs.

3:00 - 3:15
Break

3:15 - 4:00
Press Conferences

4:00 - 4:30
Concluding Discussion

4:30 - 5:30
Reception

This workshop is co-sponsored by Metcalf Institute for Marine and Environmental Reporting and the Marine Affairs Institute at Roger Williams University School of Law to provide exposure to and an opportunity for discussion about social justice issues and the environment.


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October 12, 2007