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February 17, 2001
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EPA Environmental Justice Director to Speak at IU Northwest

Discussion of fair treatment and involvement of United States citizens will be addressed by Robert Knox, acting director of the Office of Environmental Justice at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) at Indiana University Northwest. As part of the Neal-Marshall Lecture Series, Environmental Justice: Past, Present, and Future will be presented on Wednesday, Feb. 21 at 7 p.m. in the campus Library Conference Center by Knox. 

 "The EPA's Office of Environmental Justice was established in 1992 to ensure that "all people regardless of race, color, national origin, or income, receive fair treatment with respect to the development, implementation, and enforcement of environmental laws, regulations, and policies." 

Environmental Justice: Past, Present, and Future is sponsored by the IUN Community/Environmental Justice Partnership, and IU Northwest's Environmental Resource Center, the Diversity Programming Group, the department of minority studies, and the School of Public and Environmental Affairs (SPEA) and Political Science. The event is open to the community free of charge. 

For more information, telephone 219-980-6838 or 219-980-6704.

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