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Oregon Environmental Justice Task force Public Meeting
June 9 @ 8:30 am - 2:00 pm
Announcement! The Oregon Environmental Justice Task Force is a commission that reports directly to the Governor on concerns by communities of color, rural and low-income Oregonians and their environment and health. They meet quarterly. June 9 is an amazing opportunity for Rural Voices in Jefferson, Deschutes, Hood River and other nearby counties to Be Heard on YOUR Issues.
The Task Force welcomes public comments! Top issues for this meeting include farm worker safety, Tribal issues, water quality and air quality.
Please come to the meeting any time during the day. Public comment is scheduled for 2:00pm. Questions can be addressed to Ben Duncan, Chair, at or Emily Coates, Admin., at or you can call Lisa at Beyond Toxics.
The agenda is as follows:
Madras City Council Building
125 SW “E” Street Madras, Oregon 97741
8:30-9:20 Welcome and introductions
9:30-10:00 Farm Workers and Pesticide Exposures – Rule Making/Workers Safety
10:00-10:30 Water Quality Program (DEQ)
10:30-11:30 Warm Springs/Welcoming Tribal Issues
11:30-12:15 Legislative Update: Bill tracking, Cleaner Air Oregon Update, Diesel Bill
12:15-1:00 Task Force: Working Lunch/Discussion Session
General Public/Other Attendees: May Break for Lunch
1:00-1:25 Transportation Package
1:25-1:40 EJTF Business: Transitions/Meeting Schedule/Locations
1:40-2:00 Governor’s office, Citizen Advocate, Agency Updates
2:00-2:30 Public comment period (Spanish translation available)
For more information locally please contact:
Lisa Arkin, Executive Director
1192 Lawrence Street, Eugene, OR 97401