COMMISSION ON ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE & SUSTAINABLE COMMUNITIES

Scot T. Spencer, Chair (chosen by Governor)

Appointed by Governor: Sherrilyn A. Ifill, Esq.; Tracy D. Newsome-Smith; Stephanie P. Proestel; Timothy E. Pula; William P. Stack; Barrie P. Tilghman; James E. Upchurch, Jr.; Bonnie R. Wilson; Jean Yarborough. Terms expire 2003.

Appointed by Senate President: Ulysses Currie

Appointed by House Speaker: Mary M. Rosso

Ex officio: Jane T. Nishida, Secretary of the Environment; Georges C. Benjamin, M.D., Secretary of Health & Mental Hygiene; Harriet Tregoning, Secretary of Planning.

Staff: Andrew D. Sawyers

c/o Office of the Secretary
Dept. of the Environment
2500 Broening Highway
Baltimore, MD 21224
(410) 631-8054
e-mail: asawyers@mde.state.md.us


Annual Report to Governor due Dec. 31, 2001, Dec. 31, 2002, & Dec. 31, 2003.

In March 2001, the Governor created the Commission on Environmental Justice and Sustainable Communities (Executive Order 01.01.2001.01).

The Commission advises State agencies on issues related to environmental justice and sustainable communities. With the Children's Environmental Health and Protection Advisory Council, it coordinates recommendations on such issues. The Commission is to analyze and review what impact current State laws, regulations, and policy have on the equitable treatment and protection of communities threatened by development or environmental pollution, and determine what areas in the State need immediate attention. The Commission will assess the adequacy of current statutes to ensure environmental justice, and develop criteria to pinpoint which communities need sustaining.

Authorization for the Commission expires December 31, 2003.

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