NCDEQ Creates Secretary's Environmental Justice and Equity Board
On May 2, 2018, The NC Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) hosted a ceremony in Green Square to introduce members of the Secretary's Environmental Justice and Equity Advisory Board.
The Board will work with DEQ Secretary Michael Regan to ensure fair treatment and meaningful involvement of North Carolinians no matter their race, religion or income with respect to the development, implementation, and enforcement of environmental laws, regulations, and policies.
Secretary Regan tasked the Environmental Justice and Equity Board to represent the underrepresented in the protection of human health and the environment. In his twitter feed, the Secretary stated, "Today, I proudly launched the NCDEQ Secretary’s Environmental Justice & Equity Advisory Board, helping to provide science-based environmental stewardship for the health and prosperity of ALL North Carolinians."
The 16 members of the board are:
|Dr. James Johnson, Jr. of Chapel Hill - Chair
|Marian Johnson-Thompson of Durham -Vice Chair
|Dr. Danelle Lobdell of Chapel Hill
|Naeema Muhammed of Rocky Mount
|Jamie Cole of Raleigh
|Dr. Susan Jakes of Raleigh
|Randee Haven O’Donnell of Carrboro
|Angela Esteva of Cary
|Jeff Anstead of the Haliwa-Saponi Indian Tribe, Warrenton
|Joseph Owle of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, Cherokee
|Rev. Rodney Sadler Jr. of Charlotte
|William Barber III of Durham
|Marilynn Marsh-Robinson of Knightdale
|Mercedes Hernández-Pelletier of Fuquay-Varina
|Veronica Carter of Leland
|Yu Yang, Ph.D., PE, PMP of Cary