Professor Grijalva to present at National Association of Environmental Law Societies Conference

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On March 28th and 29th, 2014, James Grijalva, Lloyd & Ruth Friedman Professor of Law and Tribal Environmental Law Project Director, will be speaking at Harvard Law School on Environmental Justice in Indian Country at the 26th Annual Conference of the National Association of Environmental Law Societies. The Conference is titled Environmental Justice: Where Are We Now? This year marks the 20th anniversary of President Clinton's 1994 Executive Order, which directed all federal agencies to incorporate environmental justice considerations in their programs and actions. Notable speakers at the conference include Dr. Robert Bullard, often recognized as the "father of environmental justice" for his pioneering work on behalf of poor, African-American communities living in "cancer alley" in Louisiana. Also speaking is Former U.S. EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson, and Professor Gerald Torres who helped the U.S. Attorney General draft the President's Executive Order on Environmental Justice.