WASHINGTON, April 27, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Representative Ángel Cruz (PA), President of the National Hispanic Caucus of State Legislators (NHCSL), announced the convening of NHCSL's 2016 Energy and Environment Summit, which will be held this Thursday, April 28 and Friday, April 29, 2016 in Washington, DC. Latino state legislators from across the country will gather to focus on key energy and environmental priorities and the role Latinos will play in shaping those policies during the 2016 elections and beyond.
The keynote speaker for the Summit, former Interior Secretary Ken Salazar, will address participants on Friday at 9am. In addition, Dr. Otto Schwake of Virginia Tech University will give remarks on Clean Water on Thursday at 3pm. Dr. Shwake is a key member of the team of researchers who conducted the Flint Water Study in the aftermath of the water crisis in Flint, Michigan. Summit attendees will also hear from a diversity of expert panelists, including: Janet McCabe of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Lola Infante of the Edison Electric Institute (EEI), Sam Jamal of Solar City, Mark Magaña of Green Latinos, among other industry and advocacy representatives.
Summit participants will engage in a wide ranging discussion on energy and environmental issues ranging from the EPA's Clean Power Plan and the interrelation between energy and Clean Water Act to Weighing the Costs of Energy Diversity, the Grid, and Consumer Protection and Innovation and the Workforce, and other relevant topics.
NHCSL's 2016 Energy and Environment Summit will be held at the Capital Hilton Hotel, located at 1001 16th St NW, Washington, DC 20036. This program will be open to the press. Please contact us directly for more details on the Summit.
The NHCSL is the premier national association of Hispanic state legislators working to design and implement policies and procedures that will improve the quality of life for Hispanics throughout the country. NHCSL was founded in 1989 as a nonpartisan, nonprofit 501(c)3 with the mission to be the most effective voice for the more than 390 Hispanic legislators. For more information visit www.nhcsl.org.
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SOURCE NHCSL-National Hispanic Caucus of State Legislators