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newsrel -- CARB Appoints First Environmental Justice Liaison

Posted: 26 Jan 2017 15:06:58
Please consider the following news release from the California
Air Resources Board:



January 26, 2017



Stanley Young
(916) 322-2990

CARB Appoints First Environmental Justice Liaison

Veronica Eady to be inaugural Assistant Executive Officer for
Environmental Justice

SACRAMENTO — The California Air Resources Board Executive Officer
Richard Corey announced today the appointment of Veronica Eady as
CARB’s inaugural Assistant Executive Officer for Environmental

Veronica Eady is currently Vice President and Director of
Conservation Law Foundation Massachusetts and was the Associate
General Counsel and Director of Environmental Justice at New York
Lawyers for the Public Interest, a non-profit civil rights law
firm in New York City. Eady has also served as Director of the
Environmental Justice and Brownfields Programs for the
Massachusetts Executive Office of Environmental Affairs, where
she was the principal author of Massachusetts’ Environmental
Justice Policy.  Eady was also Executive Director of Alternatives
for Community and Environment, an environmental justice advocacy
organization. She is the former chair of EPA’s federal advisory
committee for environmental justice, the National Environmental
Justice Advisory Council.

“Veronica has dedicated her career to fighting for civil rights
and environmental justice,” said CARB Chair Mary D. Nichols. “We
are delighted she is joining our staff to bring that lifelong
commitment and expertise to address the concerns of communities
and tribes throughout the state that face the impacts of
pollution on a daily basis.” 

Eady will serve as the primary internal and external contact for
CARB on environmental justice issues and concerns and will be
responsible for providing policy consultation and recommendations
to CARB staff.  She will also participate in decision making
during the development and implementation of all major CARB
programs to ensure that environmental justice and tribal concerns
are considered.  

“Veronica has fought vigorously for communities
disproportionately plagued by pollution.  I’m looking forward to
working with her in our pursuit for environmental justice,” said
California Environmental Protection Agency Assistant Secretary
for Climate Change and Environmental Justice Arsenio Mataka, who
participated in the executive team that reviewed the candidates.

Eady has held appointments on several faculties, including
Europe-Viadriana University in Germany, Tufts University, in the
Department of Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning,
Fordham Law School, and at the Stanford Law School. Eady received
her B.A. in journalism from the University of Southern
California, and her J.D. from the University of California,
Hastings College of the Law. 


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