Coming soon….EJ Clean Power Campaign

With the Environmental Protection Agency’s Release of the Clean Power Proposed Rule on June 2,  WE ACT and members of the Environmental Justice Leadership Forum on Climate Change are gearing up to provide public comments and help shape how States will meet these new emissions standards on carbon dioxide from existing electricity generating units (i.e. mostly coal-fired power plants).

So, stay tuned for more information. We are looking for new allies at the federal and state level to help move our message! Please contact EJ Forum Coordinator for more information:


Link to the EPAs Clean Power Rule:!documentDetail;D=EPA-HQ-OAR-2013-0602-0001 


Public Hearing Opportunities (you MUST register to get signed up for Oral testimony)

July 29, 2014
Atlanta, Georgia
9:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. (EST)
 Sam Nunn Atlanta Federal Center
Main Tower Bridge Conference Area, Conference Room B
61 Forsyth Street, SW
Atlanta, GA 30303

July 29, 2014
Denver, Colorado

 9:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. (MDT)
EPA Region 8 Building
1595 Wynkoop Street
Denver, CO 80202

July 30, 2014
Washington, DC
 9:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. (EST)
William Jefferson Clinton East Building, Room 1153
1201 Constitution Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20004

July 31, 2014
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
 9:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. (EST)
William S. Moorhead Federal Building, Room 1310
1000 Liberty Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15222

The comment deadline (for email, mail submittal) is : OCTOBER 16, 2014


Let’s Take Action:  Tell your Congressional Representative to sign on to the letter to encourage the President to tackle environmental justice issues in his climate action plan & support HRES479 “Strengthening Environmental Justice Resolution”


WE ACT’s Washington DC Legislative Office is spearheading, with sponsorship  from members of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, a Resolution that will codify the  importance of the environmental justice movement  and a letter that will go to the President, to continue to put pressure on the Obama Administration to develop a better plan to address the concerns of climate change felt by environmental justice communities. But we need your help.

We need you, your colleagues, your friends and family to Call your Representative (ask to speak to the Environmental Staffer) and urge them to do two things:

1.     Encourage their boss to support and vote for HRES479 “Strengthening Environmental Justice Resolution” (being circulated by the Congressional Progressive Caucus),  AND

2.    To sign-on to the letter directed to the President to tackle environmental justice issues in his  Climate Action Plan


Getting a Resolution passed will be a huge accomplishment.  And as we recognized the 20th anniversary of  Executive Order 12898: Federal Actions to Address Environmental Justice in Minority Populations and Low-Income Populations  on February 11th, these next steps will insure that the purpose and the intent of this Executive Order will move forward. 

We need voices from across the country to get this successfully passed! Two minutes of your time, and your voice, can lay a great foundation for change!   What we do the ‘day after’ for environmental justice is just as important! 

EJ letter to WH-FINAL

HRES 479: Strengthening Environmental Justice Resolution

Please tell staffers who want to sign-up to contact Ms. Anne Christianson (Rep. Ellison’s office) at or (202) 225-4755.




Thank you for helping us   

Close the EJ Gap.


December 29, 2013 marked the end of our on-line petition efforts to encourage President Obama and his Administration to better represent the concerns of the environmental justice community in his Administration’s Climate Action Plan. 

Because of you, we received over 9,300 signatures on our online White House petition!


Thank you for supporting this effort!

 But it’s not over and 2014 is just the beginning…stay tuned for more opportunities to support the campaign as we look forward to recognizing and reflecting on upcoming 20th anniversary of the Executive Order on Environmental Justice.

“What we need in this fight are citizens who will stand up and speak up and compel us to do what this moment demands. Understand, this is not just a job for politicians. So I’m going to need all of you, to educate your classmates, your colleagues, your parents, your friends.  Tell them what’s at stake. Speak up at town halls, church groups, PTA meetings. Push back on misinformation. Speak up for the facts. Broaden the circle of those who are willing to stand up for our future. And remind everyone who represents you at every level of government that sheltering future generations against the ravages of climate change is a prerequisite for your vote! Make yourself heard on this issue.”

President Barack Obama, Dahlgren Quadrangle, Georgetown University, Washington, D.C.,  June 25, 2013


  Who are we?


The Environmental Justice Leadership Forum on Climate Change is a diverse national coalition of community organizations on the front line of climate change.  We represent 33 community based environmental justice organizations across 19 states.

We address environmental policies that disproportionately impact disadvantaged communities.

Through our political and social movements, we aim to improve the quality of life by achieving environmental justice in communities across America.



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