May 9, 2016

Congressional Roundtable on Environmental Justice with Congressman Ruiz and Members of Congress

Holland & Knight Native American Law Blog
Kayla Gebeck Carroll | James T. Meggesto

Congressman Raul Ruiz is pleased to announce that he will host a roundtable discussion on environmental justice in Indian Country.

Date: Tuesday, June 14, 2016
Time: 1:15 – 2:15 p.m.
Location: 234 Cannon House Office Building

Topics for discussion include:

  • Environmental injustice in Native American communities
  • Challenges faced in mitigating environmental impacts
  • Ways to collaborate with the broader environmental justice community
  • Legislative solutions such as increased funding, tribal set-asides for specific Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) programs, and expansion of the Bureau of Indian Affairs “638” Self-governance contracts to allow tribes to plan and administer EPA services, programs, and activities on tribal lands

Space is limited. To reserve your seat, please RSVP to Ross Arnett at by Friday, June 10th, 2016.

Draft Agenda

1:15 p.m.  |  Introduction by Congressman Ruiz and Members of Congress
1:20 p.m.  |  Comments from tribal leaders on the environmental justice problems they face
1:45 p.m.  |  Discussion among Members, tribal leaders, and the environmental justice community on solutions to address some of the problems raised
2:10 p.m.  |  Closing remarks

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