Environmental Justice Advisory Committee

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The California Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006, (AB 32; Stats. 2006, chapter 488) calls for the Air Resources Board (ARB or Board) to convene an Environmental Justice Advisory Committee (Committee), to advise the Board in developing the Scoping Plan, and any other pertinent matter in implementing AB 32.  It requires that the Committee be comprised of representatives from communities in the State with the most significant exposure to air pollution, including, but not limited to, communities with minority populations or low-income populations, or both (AB 32; Part 7. Miscellaneous Provisions Section 38591).  On January 25, 2007, the Board appointed the first Environmental Justice Advisory Committee to advise it on the Initial Scoping Plan and other climate change programs.  To advise the Board on the 2013 Scoping Plan Update, ARB solicited nominations and reconvened a new Committee on March 21, 2013.  Committee meetings are open to the public and include a public comment period.

Committee Members*

Name Organization Location
Martha Dina Argüello Physicians for Social Responsibility
Los Angeles
Gisele Fong End Oil Los Angeles
Tom Frantz Association of Irritated Residents Central Valley
Kevin Hamilton Clinica Sierra Vista Central Valley
Rey León Valley LEAP Central Valley
Luis Olmedo Comite Civico Del Valle Imperial Valley
Kemba Shakur Urban Releaf Bay Area
Mari Rose Taruc Asian Pacific Environmental Network Bay Area
Monica Wilson Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives Bay Area
* Ryan Briscoe Young from The Greenlining Institute served as a Committee Member from March 2013 through April 2014, Susan Riggs from San Diego Housing Federation served as a Committee Member from March 2013 through March 2014, Nicole Capretz from Environmental Health Coalition served as a Committee Member from March 2013 through August 2013, and Penny Newman from Center for Community Action and Environmental Justice was appointed to the Committee, but was unable to serve.

Environmental Justice Advisory Committee Meetings

Recommendations from the 2013 EJ Committee to the California Air Resources Board