Gathering Data on Environmental Concerns

When Jul 16, 2022
from 10:00 AM to 12:30 PM
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Free virtual workshop - register here.

Gathering Data on Environmental ConcernsThe second session of the Kentucky Resources Council’s Kentucky Environmental Leadership Institute for 2022 will feature Lauren Heberle & Larry Taylor.

Dr. Heberle is the Director of the Center for Environmental Policy and Management and Associate Professor of Sociology. She is also the lead investigator for the Community Engagement Core of the UofL Superfund Research Center. She teaches environmental and social policy courses and urban sociology. Dr. Heberle will discuss the Climate and Economic Justice Screening Tool created by the U.S. Council on Environmental Quality under President Biden's Executive Order to be an accountability tool for federal agencies now required to prioritize 40% of investments in climate change, clean energy/energy efficiency, clean transit, affordable and sustainable housing, training and workforce development, the remediation of legacy pollution, and the development of critical clean water infrastructure to areas defined in the tool as 'disadvantaged'.

Larry Taylor is the Executive Advisor in the Energy and Environment Cabinet's Office of Legislative and Intergovernmental Affairs. Larry served as Toxic Release Inventory coordinator, environmental justice coordinator, Quality Assurance Manager, and departmental legislative contact. Larry will profile the Toxic Release Inventory, a helpful tool for identifying the chemicals and amounts found at facilities across the U.S. They will review using the database to learn about facilities and trends in Kentucky. Register here.

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