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Listening Sessions 

ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE LISTENING TOUR FOCUS AREAS

  • What environmental justice concerns are most pressing in your community?
  • Do you feel that the current definition of an environmental justice community (20% poverty and/or 30% minority) properly represents the needs of your community and the Commonwealth at large?
  • Do you feel the DEP is engaged with marginalized communities to ensure that they have a voice in the decision making process? How can the DEP be more engaged with these communities?
  • What tools have you used to find out information on DEP permitting/enforcement actions?
  • What ways can the DEP be more effective at sharing information with the public?
  • How can the DEP be more effective at receiving public input?
  • What resource(s) is your community lacking that the DEP can provide that would assist in efforts to ensure environmental equity?
  • What additional steps can be taken by the Department to effectively reach out to these vulnerable communities to ensure that their concerns are taken into consideration?

Provide Us with Your Comments & Thoughts by May 25

  • In person at one of the EJ listening tour stops 
  • Online at DEP-OEJ@pa.gov
  • In writing at:

Rachel Carson State Ofce Building
Office of Environmental Justice
400 Market Street, 16th Floor
Harrisburg, PA 17101


SESSION SCHEDULE

April 12, 2017, 4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Greene County
Margaret Bell Miller Middle School
126 East Lincoln Street
Waynesburg, PA 15370

April 13, 2017, 4 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Allegheny County
The Blakey Center
1908 Wyle Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15219

April 20, 2017, 4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Lycoming County
The Genetti Hotel & Suites
200 West 4th Street
Williamsport, PA 17701

April 27, 2017, 5 p.m. - 7 p.m. 
Erie County
Tom Ridge Environmental Center
301 Peninsula Drive, Room 112
Erie, PA 16505

May 2, 2017, 4 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Dauphin County
Department of Environmental Protection
Southcentral Regional Office
909 Elmerton Avenue, Conference Room
Harrisburg, PA 17110

May 11, 2017 5 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Lehigh County
Allentown Public Library
Community Room
1210 Hamilton Street
Allentown, PA 18102

May 15, 2017, 5 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Lancaster County
HACC Lancaster Campus
East Building, Room 203
1641 Old Philadelphia Pike
Lancaster, PA 17602

May 23, 2017, 5 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Delaware County
Chester City Hall Council Chambers
1 Fourth Street, 
Chester, PA 19013

May 25, 2017, 4 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Philadelphia County
Fairmount Water Works
640 Water Works Drive
Philadelphia, PA 19130



CONTACT US


Carl Jones, Jr., Esq. Director
caejone@pa.gov, (484) 250-5818

Nora Alwine, Regional Coordinator
nalwine@pa.gov, (412) 442-4137

John Brakeall, Regional Coordinator
jbrakeall@pa.gov, (717) 783-9731

Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection
Ofce of Environmental Justice
P.O. Box 7732 Harrisburg, PA 17101
(484) 250-5942