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Aug. 23, 2002 – A "listening session" on environmental issues and policy will be conducted in the Virgin Islands on Monday by the National Environmental Policy Commission, a special group organized by the Congressional Black Caucus to define environmental issues and develop policy alternatives.
The session will be conducted from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. as a telecast from the University of the Virgin Islands, said a UVI release, with participation available in Room 401 of the Evans Center on the St. Croix campus and from Room 110 in the Business Education building on the St. Thomas campus.
Participants expected include V.I. Delegate to Congress Donna Christensen and South Carolina Congressman James E. Clyburn of the Congressional Black Caucus, and federal, state and local officials.
The goal is to help policy makers understand the unique relationship between economic development and environmental protection, human health and environmental justice.
The session is open to the general public, government officials, business representatives, labor organizations, faith-based groups, health care organizations, community organizations, environmental justice communities and representatives, academics and researchers. Participants are encouraged to bring written remarks that move toward the goal. Those wishing to address the commission will be asked to limit remarks to three minutes. Registration is free and available at the door.
For more information contact Ragan DuBose at 843-792-5530 or send an email to luskr@musc.edu.
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