Indiana University Northwest in collaboration with the Northwest Indiana Environmental Justice Partnership is sponsoring a forum on the environmental justice issues and challenges facing the planned confined disposal facility in East Chicago. The forum is scheduled for Saturday, April 20 at 9:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., with registration at 8:30 a.m. in the Savannah Center Auditorium on campus.
The significance of the forum is to promote involvement of environmental justice in the region establish environmental policy and planning, health policy, economic development and transportation.
A discussion concerning the merits, policy choices and outcomes for environmental justice and quality of life issues associated with the effects of the proposed confined disposal facility (CDF) in East Chicago will take place. The discussion will be in the context of President Clintonís Executive Order No. 12898, February 11, 1994, "Federal Actions To Address Environmental Justice In Minority Populations and Low-Income Populations".
The forum will feature speakers from the following organizations: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Indiana Department of Environmental Management, East Chicago Waterway Management District, IUN and IU School of Public and Environmental Affairs, Coalition for a Clean Environment, The National Lawyers Guild/Maurice and Jane Sugar Law Center for Economic and Social Justice, The Northwest Indiana Environmental Justice Partnership.
In conjunction with the Department of Minority Studies and The Calumet Project, the Northwest Indiana Environmental Justice Partnership is a Community-University Partnership consisting of individuals and groups addressing environmental justice and quality of life issues within Northwest Indiana.
This event is free and open to the community. For more information or to R.S.V.P., contact Dr. Earl Jones at (219) 980-6704 or John Stankovic at (219) 845-5008.