May 20, 2015
San Diego—“Prioritize Community Monitoring and Next Generation enforcement.” These are the messages that Cesar Campos, Director of Central California Environmental Justice Network brought to the National Environmental Justice Advisory Council (NEJAC) in May. NEJAC serves to provide environmental justice perspective directly to U.S. EPA administrators. The group meets in person twice a year and discusses several several topics. In San Diego, the group covered Drought issues, Goods Movement, and US/Mexico Border pollution.
Susana De Anda of Community Water Center, based in Visalia, was also invited to speak to NEJAC where she spoke about the communities that she works with in Tulare County, may of which have ran out of water or are struggling to buy clean drinking water since the water that comes out of their tap is heavily contaminated.