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Equity and Environmental Justice Public Forum - Shared screen with speaker view
Gannon Long
35:03
Alex your dart board is giving me life!
Anthony Allen
35:10
Thanks for your patience and taking steps to keep this session secure - appreciate you, Rebecca and Mary-beth!
Patricia Taylor
36:12
Will there be another public hearing on this platform for the Public Health & Safety work-group draft report presentation that was disrupted and canceled last week?
Marianne Engelman Lado
38:51
Note that the EEJ Working Group also has a Working Group meeting next Wednesday at 9:30 am. You’re all welcome to join us as we review our report and recommendations and discuss feedback we’ve received. More info about the call-in info and agenda is on the GC3 website.
Anthony Cherolis
42:38
From an vulnerable population standpoint, I've looked into the state's emergency response plans before. There is very little thought put into how to evacuate cities where car-ownership levels are low in the case of a natural disaster or extreme weather event. Both Bridgeport and New Haven have high percentage of zero-car households. Emergency evacuation (with short notice) is also very inefficient if we're only relying on personal motor vehicles due to limited roadway and interstate capacity that will quickly choke with congestion. Beyond low income and zero-car households, our state's emergency response plans should include considerations for seniors, health issues, and disabled persons that don't drive. Other cities and regions have already failed with evacuation and emergency response plans for senior centers and hospitals. Please intentionally include bus transit, rail transit, and dial-a-ride services in emergency response planning.
Anthony Cherolis
42:56
Several years ago I reached out on this shortfall and totally ignored.
Andrew Lopez
43:08
https://portal.ct.gov/DEEP/Climate-Change/GC3/Governors-Council-on-Climate-Change
Rebecca French
50:05
You can find the Equity & Environmental Justice Working Group report here: https://portal.ct.gov/DEEP/Climate-Change/GC3/GC3-Working-group-reports
Rebecca French
51:11
Written comments may be emailed to deep.climatechange@ct.gov
Anthony Cherolis
52:41
@Rebecca - 61 pages!
Andrew Lopez
58:02
when are comments due?
Arielle King
58:15
We’re accepting comments until Oct. 21st
Patrick Comins
58:16
October 21
Gannon Long
58:17
10/21 at 11:59 PM
Andrew Lopez
58:42
nice thanks
Anthony Cherolis
01:01:49
You can email comments and input to deep.climatechange@ct.gov
Anthony Cherolis
01:03:41
Relative to the transportation section in the Mitigation report (pgs 77 through 117, includes appendix, 40 pages total), we summarized here for a previous public forum and put a lot of focus on equity and environmental justice considerations - https://www.ctprf.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/Transportation_Section_Breakout_Discussion_Slides_09_23_2020.pdf
Karen Stevenson
01:05:51
yes, please!
FRogard Ryan
01:06:26
Yes, please.
Lisa Hayden
01:08:05
Yes, that would be great - thanks!
Kathleen Fay
01:08:13
yes please for the (remote0 public participation details
Patricia Taylor
01:08:33
Mapping tools should include air monitoring stations and easy public view of the air quality results, including sharing air quality indicators through multiple venues, including weather reports on television, radio, and community news online, like PATCH.
Andrew Lopez
01:09:55
Love the air quality comment
Robin Stein
01:10:08
Mapping should include existing vegetation (trees) or lack thereof by neighborhood.
Diane Hoffman
01:10:13
Mapping tool should also show where parks, and forests are located
Andrew Lopez
01:10:26
Totally
Patrick Comins
01:10:42
The mapping of natural and community resources should be integrated
Marianne Engelman Lado
01:11:44
Yes: thanks for the comments on mapping!
Kathleen Fay
01:12:05
Yes, Patrice Taylor is right. Data from the EPA air quality monitoring stations shouold definitely be available live as well as brought into the ma;ping tool.
Karen Stevenson
01:12:07
Is there somewhere to find the existing mapping tools available out there?
Kevin Grigg
01:12:50
CIRCA is a good place to start.
Andrew Lopez
01:13:13
http://www.cteco.uconn.edu/
Max Teirstein
01:14:00
@Karen as an intern with DEEP’s EJ program I compiled all the available mapping tools here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1TpcF12seKDvopg2zxbPCKKEeoqpoARDf-WRL1PA4_P4/edit?usp=sharing
Karen Stevenson
01:14:07
thank you all!!
Alex Rodriguez
01:14:26
Well done, Sena and Brenda!
Alex Rodriguez
01:14:42
100% agree
Hugh hdbirdsall@aol.com
01:14:54
Is climate change and environmental justice education in public schools part of the recommendations?
Kathleen Fay
01:15:35
DataHaven is a good resource for local data mapping
james odonnell
01:15:49
Climate Education in schools should be part of the Sci recommendations - I'll check.
Patricia Taylor
01:16:01
Air monitoring stations should also be located near sources of air pollution, including incinerators and industrial manufacturing facilities that are disproportionately located in vulnerable communities. There need to be more air quality monitors in this state, and they need to measure fine particle emissions as well as GHGs.
Marianne Engelman Lado
01:16:12
Yes, we have a document that we sent out with a list of the existing tools. I’ll look for it and put it in the chat.
Edith Pestana
01:16:21
Yes Data Haven has participated
Max Teirstein
01:17:11
Posting the document of existing tools again here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1TpcF12seKDvopg2zxbPCKKEeoqpoARDf-WRL1PA4_P4/edit?usp=sharing
Marianne Engelman Lado
01:17:33
Thanks Max!
Eric Hammerling
01:19:11
We really appreciated the input of the EEJ Working Group on the Forests Report (e.g., the need to plant and maintain trees in EJ communities to combat heat island, air pollution, and other impacts) as well as the rest of the reports from the Working & Natural Lands Working Group. Thank you!
Alex Rodriguez
01:19:47
Fully agree with Dr. Mitchell on the need for funding EJ groups and groups who prioritize EJ advocacy
james odonnell
01:19:52
Are maps really all that is needed? Interpretation and integration seems to me to be essential.
Anthony Cherolis
01:20:53
@Alex - I've been confused by how little EJ organizing and advocacy exists in Connecticut
Kevin McCarthy
01:21:17
James O’Donnell, yes. Perhaps focus groups reviewing the maps would help.
Denise Savageau
01:22:01
For mitigation EEJ, need to look at distributed generation and not focus on centralized renewables. We need to open this up to our cities.
Marianne Engelman Lado
01:22:09
James O’Donnell - great question. Important visual representation that all can see, creating common ground in understanding where to focus. Thanks!
Rebecca French
01:23:38
Send a chat to mary-beth with your breakout session choice: 1) Mitigation; 2) Adaptation; 3) Public Participation; 4) Mapping
Anthony Cherolis
01:24:12
Anthony Cherolis - Adaptation
Hugh hdbirdsall@aol.com
01:24:21
I have not been assigned. Interested in mitigation and public participation
Joey Wraithwall
01:24:24
EEJ Adaptation
Margrit Morley
01:24:30
Interested in mapping
K'SerSeyo Htoo
01:24:41
K’SerSeyo Htoo- Interesting in Mapping
Max Teirstein
01:25:47
Mapping please :)
Rebecca French
01:25:51
Direct link to join the meeting: https://ctdeep.zoom.us/j/93691577518
Rebecca French
01:26:11
Please share with anyone who may not have been able to join earlier. https://ctdeep.zoom.us/j/93691577518
valeryn fernandez
01:27:20
Valeryn Fernandez- interested in public participation
Samantha Dynowski
01:27:43
mapping please
K'SerSeyo Htoo
01:28:49
K’SerSeyo Htoo- Interesting in Mapping