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Environmental and Climate Justice          Region VII    The Path to Transformation for Our Communities
OVERVIEWWhat We’re Up AgainstWhat Are Our AssetsHow Do We Eliminate Threats and Optimize Our StrengthsRe-envisioning C...
Our Current Course
Waste and Communities
Landfills in the DMVDistrict of Columbia--0Maryland—27Virginia—152 (In 2010, out of a total of 19 million tons of waste...
Waste Being Dumped in OurCommunities
Incinerators
Waste
Energy Production
Deepwater Horizon Incident
Nuclear
Uranium Mining in Pittsylvania
Calvert Cliffs Nuclear Facility-MD
Maryland Failing Coal Plants  City         Plant        3-mile   State     3-Mile     Grade               Name        Aver...
Cogentrix Plant--Portsmouth, VA
Failing Coal Plants in Virginia         Plant          Owner-Parent             City and State                           C...
CLIMATE CHANGE
Climate Change
Impacts---Extreme Weather
Increase in Extreme Weather
Extreme Weather
Obliteration of Communities and       Erosion of Cultures
Who is Recovering/Returning?
Port Gibson—Grand Gulf
Shifts in Agricultural Yields
Food Insecurity in the USCorner Store         Supermarket
Feast and Famine in Urban America Corner Store         Supermarket
Sea Level Rise
Profits Over People
Anti-Regulatory Investments    Company        Total Spent on Lobbying in                                2010  Southern Com...
Fighting Renewable EnergySouthern Company successfully opposed a plan to create a national electricity market in 2004 and...
CNN NEWSROOM-Hurricane IssacMALVEAUX: And Senator, finally, why is it thatPlaquemines Parish did not get that support for ...
CEO Compensation for 2010 at      Companies Owning the Top EJ Offenders               Company                             ...
Deepening DisparityThe average CEO compensation for these companies in 2010 was $9,782,889 while the average worker in th...
African Americans and Energy       $40 Billion          1.1%          .01%
Our Overall Economic Plight While the national rate of unemployment  during February 2012, was 8.3% that rate  is nearly ...
ANOTHER WAY
Diverting Waste
Achieving 75% waste diversion in 2030 would:•   Create 1.5 million new jobs•   Lower greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions    by ...
$8 million for        $600 million                                     1,500 ton-       for 1,500 ton-                    ...
Recycling Recology, San Francisco’s primary  recycling, composting and waste  company, employs more than 1,000  workers w...
Diversion from Landfills=JOBS  In Seattle 2009, nearly 100,000 tons   of organic waste was diverted from   landfills by t...
California       115,000 jobs in recyclingIllinois          40,000 jobs in recyclingNew York          32,200 jobs in recyc...
Promoting Local OwnershipLocal ownership programs can create two to three times as many jobs per megawatt produced. And t...
Promoting Energy Efficiency    and Clean Energy
Why Progressive Energy Policies?  ENERGY EFFICIENCY: The less energy we   use, the less we are polluting, the less our   ...
Energy Efficiency
Cooperative/Low Fuel Transportation
Wind Energy
Solar Powered Homes/Businesses/Communities
Defining Progressive Energy Policies    Renewable Portfolio Standards —States commit to a     minimum amount of their ene...
Progressive Energy Policies in              Region VII  STATE         ENERGY     RENEWABLE     NET              EFFICIENCY...
Taking Action
Educating Ourselves in Chicago
Engaging with the EPA
Curtailing Financing
Advancing Just Policy
Civic Engagement
Legal Action--MATS Intervention
Local, Cooperative Communities
Local Cooperative Communities
Together We CAN!
!! JOIN US !! Start an Environmental and Climate Justice  Committee Conduct a Community Assessment and Develop an  Actio...
Our Resources 2010 Climate Justice Toolkit Coal Blooded: Putting Profits Before People—National  Report Coal Blooded Ac...
Thank You                Jacqui PattersonDirector, Environmental and Climate Justice Program                  443-465-9809...
Environmental and climate justice in region vii 2013
Environmental and climate justice in region vii 2013
Environmental and climate justice in region vii 2013
Environmental and climate justice in region vii 2013
Environmental and climate justice in region vii 2013
Environmental and climate justice in region vii 2013
Environmental and climate justice in region vii 2013
Environmental and climate justice in region vii 2013
Environmental and climate justice in region vii 2013
Environmental and climate justice in region vii 2013
Environmental and climate justice in region vii 2013
Environmental and climate justice in region vii 2013
Environmental and climate justice in region vii 2013
Environmental and climate justice in region vii 2013
Environmental and climate justice in region vii 2013
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  1. Environmental and Climate Justice Region VII The Path to Transformation for Our Communities
  2. OVERVIEWWhat We’re Up AgainstWhat Are Our AssetsHow Do We Eliminate Threats and Optimize Our StrengthsRe-envisioning Community
  3. Our Current Course
  4. Waste and Communities
  5. Landfills in the DMVDistrict of Columbia--0Maryland—27Virginia—152 (In 2010, out of a total of 19 million tons of waste in landfills, Virginia received nearly 6million tons of waste from MD, NY, and other states)
  6. Waste Being Dumped in OurCommunities
  7. Incinerators
  8. Waste
  9. Energy Production
  10. Deepwater Horizon Incident
  11. Nuclear
  12. Uranium Mining in Pittsylvania
  13. Calvert Cliffs Nuclear Facility-MD
  14. Maryland Failing Coal Plants City Plant 3-mile State 3-Mile Grade Name Average Income P.O.C. Income Percentage PopulationCurtis Bay Brandon $23,050 90.0% 7.8% F ShoresCumberla AES Warrior $12,982 50.7% 10.7% D- nd RunBaltimore CP Crane $22,693 88.6% 14.9% DCurtis Bay Herbert A $23,403 91.4% 6.5% D WagnerNewburg Morgantown $19,047 74.4% 26.2% D+
  15. Cogentrix Plant--Portsmouth, VA
  16. Failing Coal Plants in Virginia Plant Owner-Parent City and State CompanyChesapeake Virginia Electric /Dominion Chesapeake, VAPotomac River Mirant Potomac River/Mirant Alexandria, VASpruance Genco Spruance Operating Richmond, VA Services/Spruance Operating ServicesCogentrix Cogentrix—Virginia Leasing Portsmouth, VAPortsmouth Corp/Energy Investors Funds GroupJames River James River Cogeneration/Energy Hopewell, VACogeneration Investors Funds (Cogentrix)Clover Virginia Electric/Dominion Clover, VABremo Bluff Virginia Electric/Dominion Bremo Bluff, VA
  17. CLIMATE CHANGE
  18. Climate Change
  19. Impacts---Extreme Weather
  20. Increase in Extreme Weather
  21. Extreme Weather
  22. Obliteration of Communities and Erosion of Cultures
  23. Who is Recovering/Returning?
  24. Port Gibson—Grand Gulf
  25. Shifts in Agricultural Yields
  26. Food Insecurity in the USCorner Store Supermarket
  27. Feast and Famine in Urban America Corner Store Supermarket
  28. Sea Level Rise
  29. Profits Over People
  30. Anti-Regulatory Investments Company Total Spent on Lobbying in 2010 Southern Company $13,220,000 Edison International $13,080,000American Electric Power $10,313,196 Duke Energy $4,800,000 Dominion $2,050,000 First Energy $1,865,000 Xcel Energy $1,720,000 DTE Energy $1,500,000
  31. Fighting Renewable EnergySouthern Company successfully opposed a plan to create a national electricity market in 2004 and has dedicated significant money and effort to fighting the Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS), which would require utilities to purchase 15% of their power from renewable sources by 2020.
  32. CNN NEWSROOM-Hurricane IssacMALVEAUX: And Senator, finally, why is it thatPlaquemines Parish did not get that support for alevee?LANDRIEU: Because the Corps of Engineers has aformula that they use to determine where they aregoing to build or reinforce the levees, based oneconomic impact ….you get less points if there isless of an economic impact……
  33. CEO Compensation for 2010 at Companies Owning the Top EJ Offenders Company CEO Name CEO Compensation Edison International Theodore F. Craver Jr. $9,536,038 Dominion Thomas F. Farrell II $16,924,385 DTE Energy Gerald M. Anderson $5,601,383 Duke Energy James E. Rogers $8,815,181 Xcel Energy Richard C. Kelly $9,956,433 Southern Company Thomas A. Fanning $6,019,151 First Energy Anthony J. Alexander $11,627,657[i] AFL-CIO CEO Pay Database, Accessed November 2011 http://www.aflcio.org/corporatewatch/paywatch/ceou/industry_2011.cfm
  34. Deepening DisparityThe average CEO compensation for these companies in 2010 was $9,782,889 while the average worker in these companies made $33,840.On average the CEOs at these companies were compensated at 289 times the rate of compensation for the average worker.
  35. African Americans and Energy $40 Billion 1.1% .01%
  36. Our Overall Economic Plight While the national rate of unemployment during February 2012, was 8.3% that rate is nearly double of African Americans at 14.1%. A report by the Pew Research Center revealed that the wealth divide between whites and people of color hit a record high in 2009, with the median wealth of white households 20 times higher than black households
  37. ANOTHER WAY
  38. Diverting Waste
  39. Achieving 75% waste diversion in 2030 would:• Create 1.5 million new jobs• Lower greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 515 million tons (~72 coal plants or 50 million cars)• Significantly reduce pollution impacting human & ecological health
  40. $8 million for $600 million 1,500 ton- for 1,500 ton- per-day per-day recycling incinerator centerSlide courtesy Brenda Platt, ILSR
  41. Recycling Recology, San Francisco’s primary recycling, composting and waste company, employs more than 1,000 workers who are represented by the Teamsters. Some 118 new employees have been hired in recent years to sort recyclables and monitor the collection routes in order to meet San Francisco’s aggressive recycling goals.
  42. Diversion from Landfills=JOBS  In Seattle 2009, nearly 100,000 tons of organic waste was diverted from landfills by the city of Seattle’s program. The city of Seattle’s waste diversion efforts not only benefit the environment, but also sustain family- supporting jobs for the more than 1,000 solid waste and recycling drivers and transfer station employees in Seattle and King County who are represented by the Teamsters Union.
  43. California 115,000 jobs in recyclingIllinois 40,000 jobs in recyclingNew York 32,200 jobs in recyclingMinnesota 18,000 jobs in reuseNorth Carolina 15,000 jobs in recyclingMassachusetts 13,900 jobs in recyclingSan Francisco 1,000 union jobs
  44. Promoting Local OwnershipLocal ownership programs can create two to three times as many jobs per megawatt produced. And these local jobs keep over three times as much money and wealth in a community compared to big companies.
  45. Promoting Energy Efficiency and Clean Energy
  46. Why Progressive Energy Policies?  ENERGY EFFICIENCY: The less energy we use, the less we are polluting, the less our communities are exposed to pollution ,and the less we are advancing climate change, which also disproportionately harms our communities.  CLEAN ENERGY: The more clean energy we use, the less harmful energy we are using saving our community health, property values, and the sustainability of our environment.
  47. Energy Efficiency
  48. Cooperative/Low Fuel Transportation
  49. Wind Energy
  50. Solar Powered Homes/Businesses/Communities
  51. Defining Progressive Energy Policies  Renewable Portfolio Standards —States commit to a minimum amount of their energy mix that will come from renewable sources  Should be mandatory  Should be at least 25% by 2025  Energy Efficiency Standards —States commit to reducing their energy consumption  Should be mandatory  Should be at least 1% annual reduction of previous year retail electricity sales.  Net Metering– Utility customers who generate their energy through renewable sources are able to sell excess energy generated back to the grid for the same purchasing price utility companies charge for electricity.
  52. Progressive Energy Policies in Region VII STATE ENERGY RENEWABLE NET EFFICIENCY ENERGY METERING STANDARD STANDARDDistrict of NO YES YESColumbiaMaryland YES YES YESVirginia YES YES YES
  53. Taking Action
  54. Educating Ourselves in Chicago
  55. Engaging with the EPA
  56. Curtailing Financing
  57. Advancing Just Policy
  58. Civic Engagement
  59. Legal Action--MATS Intervention
  60. Local, Cooperative Communities
  61. Local Cooperative Communities
  62. Together We CAN!
  63. !! JOIN US !! Start an Environmental and Climate Justice Committee Conduct a Community Assessment and Develop an Action Plan Start a Coal Blooded Campaign Start a Renewable Energy Portfolio Standard Campaign Start an Energy Efficiency Standard Campaign Start a Net Metering Campaign Initiate a Clean Energy or Energy Efficiency Demonstration Project Develop a Disaster Plan Start an Eco-District in Your Municipality Launch a Youth and College 10,000 Steps Campaign
  64. Our Resources 2010 Climate Justice Toolkit Coal Blooded: Putting Profits Before People—National Report Coal Blooded Action Toolkit 10,000 Steps Youth and College Toolkit Beasts of the Southern Wild Discussion Guide Coming Soon Just Energy Policies State By State Compendium ECJ Comprehensive Toolkit Black Church ECJ Toolkit
  65. Thank You Jacqui PattersonDirector, Environmental and Climate Justice Program 443-465-9809 jpatterson@naacpnet.org

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