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For Release: Monday, February 13, 2023

Media Advisory for Thursday, Feb. 16

DEC Climate Justice Working Group to Meet

What: The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation's (DEC) 13-member Climate Justice Working Group (CJWG) (leaves DEC website), established under the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act (CLCPA), will hold a meeting on Thursday, Feb. 16, 2023. The Climate Justice Working Group is tasked with establishing criteria for identifying Disadvantaged Communities for the purposes of co-pollutant reductions, greenhouse gas emissions reductions, regulatory impact statements, and the allocation of investments pursuant to the CLCPA.  

This meeting will include continued deliberations on the public comments received on the draft Disadvantaged Communities' criteria. Members of the public are welcome to attend in person or listen to the meeting via webcast. Pre-registration is strongly encouraged and can be done by clicking the WebEx link below. An additional meeting for the month of February will be announced soon.

When: Thursday, Feb. 16, 12 p.m. ET    


WebEx virtual meeting and registration (leaves DEC website)

Webinar password: cjwg2.16.23 (25942116 from phones)

Audio: Dial 1-518-549-0500; Access code:2341 080 0488

In-Person: Event locations, times, and partners include: 

  • NY Green Bank, Alistair W.C. Clark Boardroom, 1333 Broadway, Suite 300, New York, NY 10018
  • New York State Energy Research and Development Authority, Plattsburgh Conference Room, 15 Columbia Circle, Albany, NY 12203 
  • DEC Region 5 Office, 1115 NYS Rt. 86, Ray Brook, NY 12977-0296
  • DEC Region 8 Office, 6274 East Avon-Lima Rd., Avon, NY 14414  
  • DEC Region 9 Office, 700 Delaware Ave., Conference Room 326, Buffalo, NY 14209 

Additional Information: This meeting will also be recorded and posted on the Climate Act website (leaves DEC website) within three days, or as soon as practicable.

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