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Environmental Justice Webinars - Shared screen with speaker view
Arielle King
38:48
Land Acknowledgement Resource: https://usdac.us/nativeland
Arielle King
39:19
Link to webinar series recordings : https://portal.ct.gov/DEEP/Climate-Change/GC3/Equity%20and%20Environmental%20Justice%20in%20Climate%20Solutions%20Webinar%20Series
janisbirdsall
55:30
Why is the bar in Ct. set so low when it comes to climate change education? Shouldn’t children of color be included as an integral part of communities of color? Don’t they deserve to be informed about climate justice?
Elaine Ulrich
01:01:10
I'm wondering if this is helpful in defining public participation: https://www.iap2.org/page/pillars
Ben Martin
01:02:49
what’s the point of public participation such as DEEP comment periods when all the comments are ignored and never affect decisions? Example : Approving Fracked gas permits when most of the public is against them
Doris Johnson
01:03:23
https://portal.ct.gov/DEEP/Permits-and-Licenses/Permitting-Factsheets/Public-Participation-Fact-Sheet
pestanae
01:03:29
in defining public participation it has to include "meaningful" participation- meaning the public has the opportunity to affect the design of a facility and affect pollution emissions through the public process. In addition the public's health and public health concerns are fully responed to by the permit applicant.
Doris Johnson
01:03:46
https://portal.ct.gov/DEEP/About/Public-Participation
Arielle King
01:08:59
If there are other questions, please feel free to post them here in preparation for the Q&A session
pestanae
01:09:24
NJ's new law gives their DEP the ability to deny a permit application. the Bill is S232. NJ now has the ability to review health data and cumulative risk and use these to assess permit applications. It CT if the permit applicant meets the legal standards permits are issued.
Mark Mitchell
01:09:31
Title VI has been ineffective for enforcing EJ after the Chester PA Supreme Court Case. Can you talk about this, and what we can do in CT to enforce EJ laws and policies?
Ashley Zane
01:10:37
With CT moving over to a release based system versus a transfer act system for remediation of hazardous waste, how do you see this impacting EJ policy?
Orlando Velazco
01:11:08
NJ S232 summary available here: https://www.njleg.state.nj.us/bills/BillView.asp?BillNumber=S232
Julia Li
01:11:37
Are there other states (other than CA, NY) that have legislative mandates for investing in climate programs in “disadvantaged communities”? Can these mandates be legally enforced?
Chris Donnelly
01:11:47
With specific reference to climate change, a mapping approach would require an ability to map the specific effects of climate change - e.g. sea level rise, urban hotspots. How far along are we in terms of determining these specific environmental burdens?
Jay Stewart
01:12:40
how do you combine various pollutants to get an overall effect
Eric Hammerling
01:12:45
Can you address how the CT Siting Council is required to address EJ issues as they consider siting new facilities?
Rebecca French, CT DEEP Office of Climate Planning
01:13:23
@Chris Donnelly...UConn Connecticut Institute for Resilience and Climate Adaptation (CIRCA) has funding that developed a high-quality mapping tool for climate impacts and it also includes socioeconomic data.
Ben Martin
01:14:47
also can you address how ISO-NE doesn’t consider EJ or climate justice is their considerations?
Kathy Fay
01:17:15
Do you anticipate community pushback against the mapping project in favor of direct service?
pestanae
01:18:39
NJ will be considering all permit emissions - air water and waste and permit limits in accessing cumulative risk. and will also include mobile source air pollution in their assessments.
Rebecca French, CT DEEP Office of Climate Planning
01:18:41
CIRCA Sea Level Rise viewer is available hehttps://circa.uconn.edu/sea-level-rise-and-storm-surge-viewer/
Rachel
01:22:13
https://publicintegrity.org/topics/environment
janisbirdsall
01:24:59
You skipped my question.
Arielle King
01:25:13
Asking it next
janisbirdsall
01:25:23
thanks
Doris Johnson
01:29:17
Are there other states (other than CA, NY) that have legislative mandates for investing in climate programs in “disadvantaged communities”? Can these mandates be legally enforced?https://www.americanprogress.org/issues/green/reports/2020/04/30/484163/states-laying-road-map-climate-leadership/
Doris Johnson
01:29:34
https://climate-xchange.org/network/
Susan Quincy
01:30:55
Climate Change education is supported and encouraged in our school system. It is not mandated at this point, but Connecticut is the first state to include it in legislative language and first to support it in the classroom. Work is still being done to support the schools in these matters.
Doris Johnson
01:31:28
Hello, we have responded to questions in the chat.
pestanae
01:31:35
the CT Siting Council reviews the EJ Public Participation Plan.
pestanae
01:32:52
the Siting Council relies on DEEP's review. However they do not take evalutate cumulative risk or exposures.
Diane Lauricella
01:32:58
Terrific review Marianne ! Many ideas!
lynne bonnett
01:32:59
very important distinction between procedural issues and cumulative burden concerns! thank you.
Diane Hoffman
01:33:10
Excellent!
janisbirdsall
01:33:17
Very useful. Thank you.
Mary Pelletier
01:33:30
thanks
Patrick Comins
01:33:33
thank you!
Amy Paterson - CLCC
01:33:34
Thank you!
Marianne
01:33:39
Thanks everyone!