Joint Center to Discuss Policy Implications from the Gulf Oil Spill

40th Anniversary Critical Issues in Climate Change Speaker Series Research – Empowerment – Engagement

WASHINGTON, June 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Gulf oil spill has sharply altered the landscape of the region and is influencing the debate on U.S. energy policy. This environmental disaster has focused Americans more closely than ever on the critical need for changes in the national energy policy. The Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies has brought together policy experts to discuss the health and environmental implications from the spill, as well as the prospects for Senate passage of energy and climate legislation.

What: Joint Center's 40th Anniversary Critical Issues in Climate Change Speakers Series, The Green Economy and Clean Energy: Implications from the Gulf Oil Spill


Who: Leslie G. Fields, Sierra Club's National Environmental Justice and Community Partnerships Director

Arjun Makhijani, President, Institute for Energy and Environmental Research

Daniel J. Weiss, Director of Climate Strategy, Center for American Progress    

Michael K. Dorsey, Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies, Dartmouth College

Ralph B. Everett, President and CEO, Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies


When: Thursday, June 17, 2010

8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.


Where: Columbus Room at Union Station

50 Massachusetts Ave., NE

Washington, DC



The Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies is one of the nation's leading research and public policy institutions and the only one whose work focuses primarily on issues of particular concern to African Americans and other people of color. To learn more, please visit www.jointcenter.org.

Media Contact:  Sherie Winston

(202) 255-1577



SOURCE Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies



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