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For Release: Tuesday, August 15, 2023

Media Advisory for Tuesday, Aug. 29

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 Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2023. The CJWG 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 the approval of minutes from the previous meeting and a group discussion on the by-laws and procedure for future meetings following the finalization of the disadvantaged communities criteria on March 27. 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.

When: Tuesday, Aug. 29, 1 p.m. ET

Where: Virtual - WebEx meeting and registration link (link leaves DEC website)

  • Webinar password: welcome8.29.23 (93526638 from phones)

Audio: Dial 1-518-549-0500; Access code: 161 256 4561

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 (NYSERDA) Headquarters, Boardroom, 17 Columbia Circle, Albany NY, 12203
  • DEC Region 5 Office, 1115 New York State Route 86, Ray Brook, NY 12977
  • DEC Region 8 Office, 6274 East Avon-Lima Rd. Avon, NY 14414
  • DEC Region 9 Office, 700 Delaware Ave. 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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