Hearing: "Building a 100 Percent Clean Economy: The Challenges Facing Frontline Communities"

Subcommittee on Environment and Climate Change (Committee on Energy and Commerce)

Wednesday, November 20, 2019 (10:00 AM)

2123 RHOB
Washington, D.C.

Witnesses

Panel one

Mr. Alfredo Gomez
Director, Natural Resources and Environment, U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO)

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  • Witness Biography [PDF] Added 11/18/2019 at 05:59 PM

Ms. Lilian Sotolongo Dorka Esq.
Director, External Civil Rights Compliance Office, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

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Ms. Helena Wooden-Aguilar
Deputy Associate Administrator, Office of Policy, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

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Panel two

Ms. Melissa Cribbins
Commissioner, Coos County Board of Commissioners, on behalf of National Association of Counties (NACo)

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Mr. Patrick B. Ford
Executive Director, Lebanon/Marion County Industrial Foundation

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Ms. Elsie Herring
Duplin County, North Carolina, Resident and Organizer, North Carolina Environmental Justice Network

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Ms. Sharon Lavigne
Founder and President, RISE St. James

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Ms. Ruth Santiago J.D., LL.M
Attorney, Comité Diálogo Ambiental de Salinas

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Mr. Mustafa Santiago Ali
Vice President, Environmental Justice, Climate, and Community Revitalization, National Advocacy Center at the National Wildlife Federation

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  • Witness Truth in Testimony [PDF] Added 11/20/2019 at 09:28 AM

Support Documents

  • Hearing Notice [PDF]
  • Hearing Memo [PDF] Added 11/18/2019 at 10:42 AM
  • Document for the Record - GAO report entitled “Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations: EPA Needs More Information and a Clearly Defined Strategy to Protect Air and Water Quality from Pollutants of Concern” [PDF] Added 01/15/2020 at 10:43 AM
  • Document for the Record - Study entitled “Environmental Injustice in North Carolina's Hog Industry” [PDF] Added 01/15/2020 at 10:43 AM
  • Document for the Record - Study by the Environmental Working Group entitled “Under the Radar: New Data Reveals N.C. Regulators Ignored Decade-Long Explosion of Poultry CAFOs” [PDF] Added 01/15/2020 at 10:43 AM
  • Document for the Record - Study entitled “Mortality and Health Outcomes in North Carolina Communities Located in Close Proximity to Hog Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations” [PDF] Added 01/15/2020 at 10:43 AM
  • Document for the Record - Study entitled “Industrial Hog Operations in North Carolina Disproportionately Impact African-Americans, Hispanics and American Indians” [PDF] Added 01/15/2020 at 10:43 AM
  • Document for the Record - Complaint under Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 submitted by Earthjustice [PDF] Added 01/15/2020 at 10:43 AM
  • Document for the Record - Letter from EPA to the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality [PDF] Added 01/15/2020 at 10:43 AM
  • Document for the Record - Letter outlining Faith Principles for a Green New Deal, from Interfaith Power and Light [PDF] Added 01/15/2020 at 10:43 AM
  • Document for the Record - FDA Statement on Medicare Device Availability [PDF] Added 01/15/2020 at 10:43 AM
  • Document for the Record - EPA Statement on Recent Actions to Address Ethylene Oxide [PDF] Added 01/15/2020 at 10:43 AM
  • Document for the Record - EPA’s Annual Environmental Justice Progress Report for FY 2019 [PDF] Added 01/15/2020 at 10:43 AM

Member Statements

  • Opening Statement - Ranking Member Walden [PDF] Added 01/16/2020 at 12:15 PM
  • Opening Statement - Chairman Pallone [PDF] Added 01/16/2020 at 12:15 PM

First Published: November 14, 2019 at 11:41 AM
Last Updated: January 16, 2020 at 12:16 PM