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EPA-Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) Environmental Justice Tour

Tour Bus: AC Transit's Fuel Cell Transit Bus
Zero Emission Bus in Oakland, CA

The Environmental Justice Tour will be conducted on a zero-emissions hydrogen-cell fuel bus provided by AC Transit. AC Transit has received four to date of 12 next-generation zero-emissions hydrogen-cell fuel buses that were purchased with the support of $14 million in federal funding that Congresswoman Lee helped secure.
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Ricci Graham, CBC
(510) 305-2954 or (202) 215-4573,

Saturday, October 16, 2010

  • Congresswoman Barbara Lee and EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson to Hold Press Conference,
  • Town Hall Following Historic Environmental Justice Tour, See tour locations »
  • Jackson to reveal details of exciting new federal funds for California
    Press Conference to be held Saturday, October 16, 1:45 p.m. to 2 p.m.
    Where: Ronald V. Dellums Federal Building Rotunda,
    1301 Clay Street, Oakland, CA 94612

    The Environmental Justice Town Hall will be at the Federal Building immediately following the press conference.

About the Historic EPA-CBC Environmental Justice Tour

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Oakland is the 4th stop on the joint EPA-CBC Environmental Justice Tour, with leaders visiting several areas throughout the country to highlight environmental justice challenges faced by Americans in all communities.

This tour and town hall are part of a nationwide Environmental Justice Tour series featuring Administrator Jackson and coordinated by the joint efforts of the EPA and the CBC. The EPA and the CBC have previously held similar Environmental Justice Tours and Town Halls in South Carolina, Missouri, Mississippi and Georgia as part of an effort by the Obama Administration to assess environmental issues in underserved communities.

The Oakland stop on the national EPA-CBC Environmental Justice Tour was designed to highlight local efforts to address environmental issues that have impacted underserved communities in the city and to illustrate the extensive collaboration between the EPA, local government agencies, community groups and everyday citizens to confront these issues.

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