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.

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Committee Members

Name Organization Region
Martha Dina Argüello  Physicians for Social Responsibility
Los Angeles
Colin Bailey The Environmental Justice Coalition for Water Sacramento
Gisele Fong End Oil Los Angeles
Tom Frantz * Association of Irritated Residents Central Valley
Katie Valenzuela Garcia * Oak Park Neighborhood Association Sacramento
Sekita Grant The Greenlining Institute Statewide
Kevin Hamilton Central California Asthma Collaborative 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
Eleanor Torres The Incredible Edible Community Garden Inland Empire
Monica Wilson Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives Bay Area
* EJAC Leadership Team Member

Environmental Justice Advisory Committee Meetings

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