Purpose

To consolidate, disseminate, and gather information concerning the 710 expansion into our San Rafael neighborhood and into our surrounding neighborhoods. If you have an item that you would like posted on this blog, please e-mail the item to Peggy Drouet at pdrouet@earthlink.net

Friday, January 10, 2014

Webinar: National conversation on Ports

From Sam Burgess via Sylvia Plummer, January 9, 2014

This is an important conversation about ports--and by extension their impact on our specific issue of the South I-710 expansion & the North SR-710 extension.  If you are interested in participating in this Webinar you must make a reservation.  See details below:

Subject: You're invited to National Conversation on Ports with Port Stakeholders Jan 14

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Dear Moving Forward Network,

We invite you to participate in this upcoming online meeting hosted by the Environmental Protection Agency which features many of our Network members:
  • Andrea Hricko, University of Southern California
  • Angelo Logan, East Yard Communities for Environmental Justice
  • Amy Goldsmith, New Jersey Environmental Federation, Clean Water Action & Clean Water Fund/Coalition for Healthy Ports
  • Herbert Frasier-Rahim, Low Country Alliance for Model Communities
  • Juan Parras,  Director, Texas Environmental Justice Advocacy Services
  • Penny Newman, Coalition for Community Action for Environmental Justice
In addition, there will be speakers from other coalitions as well as the EPA.  The webinar will include discussion and a Q&A session, so we invite you to join in!  Below is the EPA message with information and the link to register.  

You are invited to the following event:
National Conversation on Ports with Port Stakeholders

The United States Environmental Protection Agency cordially invites you to participate in our “National Conversation on Ports with Port StakeholdersTuesday, January 14, 2014 from 12:30 to 2:30PM EST (9:30 AM Pacific time / 11:30 AM Central time). This event is the second of three virtual meetings facilitated by the U.S. EPA to bring together key port stakeholders to explore options to improve the environmental profile of ports while protecting community health and supporting economic growth.  The theme of this webinar is “Goods Movement and Ports: Community Impacts and Collaborative Solutions.”  Moving Forward Network and the Brooklyn-Curtis Bay Coalition will provide examples of engagement between port facilities and nearby communities.  Andrea Hricko, of the Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, will describe community health impacts and present current research findings. U.S. EPA convened this National Conversation on Ports to hear directly from the organizations and stakeholders with the greatest interest in ports about the challenges, concerns, and opportunities within the ports sector.  The insights and lessons gleaned from these meetings will help EPA develop a comprehensive and valuable agenda for a National Ports Stakeholder Summit, scheduled for April 8, 2014 in Baltimore, Maryland. 

To secure your spot in this meeting, we invite you to register today at https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/351694914.  Space on the webinar is limited; therefore, we ask that you register for the webinar as soon as possible.  We look forward to your participation and engagement in this, and future, conversations about how ports contribute to our shared commitment to continuous environmental, public health, and economic improvements.  To learn more about the U.S. EPA Office of Transportation and Air Quality's ports initiative, visit http://theimpactproject.us2.list-manage.com/track/click?u=f41501552d6da9059838ba431&id=275438e8ce&e=4290bb93ee. Have questions about National Conversation on Ports with Port Stakeholders? Contact U.S. Environmental Protection Agency