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1 Climate Change and Community Resilience Deep South Center for Environmental Justice at Dillard University April 6, 2013

2 Environmental Justice, Climate Change and Co-Pollutants Nicky Sheats, Esq., Ph.D. Director, Center for the Urban Environment, John S. Watson Institute for Public Policy of Thomas Edison State College and member of the New Jersey Environmental Justice Alliance

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4 A Preliminary Screening Method to Estimate Cumulative Environmental Impact Presentation by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection to the Environmental Justice Advisory council December 2, 2009

5 NATA diesel (1999) NATA cancer risk NJDEP benzene estimates Traffic (all) Traffic (trucks) Density of major regulated sites Density of known contaminated sites Density of dry cleaners Density of junkyards Indicators:

6 EJ Climate Change Policy: Develop and emphasize strategies that reduce emissions of fine particulate matter and its gaseous precursors along with emissions of global warming gases; Ensure that reductions of emissions are fairly distributed. Use renewable energy sources and energy conservation extensively in urban areas; If carbon trading is utilized, carbon allowances should be auctioned annually and the resulting money used to support global warming initiatives in urban areas; Formulate climate change adaptation strategies specifically for people Of Color and poor people; Create an environmental justice committee to oversee the environmental justice aspects of climate change policy in New Jersey. The gaseous precursors of fine particulate matter are sulfur dioxide (SO 2 ) and nitrogen oxides (NO x ).

7 EJ Climate Change Policy Recommendation: EJ Leadership Forum on Climate Change Carbon Charge and Environmental Review Emissions Reduction Strategy Policy Paper %20Final.pdf

8 EJ Climate Change Policy Recommendation: Develop and emphasize strategies that reduce emissions of fine particulate matter and its gaseous precursors along with emissions of greenhouse gases.

9 EJ Climate Change Policy Recommendation: Fine particulate matter and its gaseous precursors are called greenhouse gas co-pollutants.

10 Fine Particulate Matter: Airborne solid or liquid particles that are less than 2.5 microns in diameter. Also known as PM2.5 or soot. It Kills! Tens of thousands of deaths in the U.S. annually! Disproportionately in cities. The gaseous precursors of fine particulate matter are sulfur dioxide (SO 2 ) and nitrogen oxides (NO x ).

11 END Nicky Sheats, Esq., Ph.D ext Color scheme


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