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Monday, November 26, 2007

Maryland Task Force on Minority Participation in the Environmental Community Releases Final Report

The Task Force was charged with evaluating minority participation in the environmental community and make recommendations for improved participation.

The report addresses four main areas of concerns centered on: 1) the lack of minorities in key policy positions throughout the state government; 2) the lack of attention and funding support that traditional environmental organizations directed at minority issues and concerns; 3) the lack of minority participation in the efforts to protect and restore the Chesapeake and Coastal Bay watersheds, and 4) the lack of public education programs directly connecting minority health issues to the disparate environmental conditions that prevail in some communities. Read the full report here.


Vince Leggett
Maryland Department of Natural Resources