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  1. African American Environmentalist Association The African American Environmentalist Association,  founded in 1985, is an environmental organization dedicated to protecting the environment, enhancing human, animal and plant ecologies, promoting  the efficient use of natural resources and increasing African American participationin the environmental movement. 2012

  2. AAEA Organization Goals AAEA's main goals are to deliver environmental information and services directly into communities We work to clean up neighborhoods by implementing toxics education, energy, water and clean air programs.  AAEA includes an African American point of view in environmental policy decision-making and resolves environmental racism and injustice issues through the application of practical  environmental solutions.  We are one of the nation's oldest African American-led environmental organizations. • 1. Protect the environment. • 2. Promote the efficient use of natural resources. • 3. Enhance human, animal and plant ecologies. • 4. Increase African American participation in the environmental  movement. • 5. Deliver information and services directly into communities. • 6. Clean up neighborhoods by implementing toxics education, energy, water and clean air programs. • 7. Include an African American point of view in environmental policy decision-making. • 8. Resolve environmental racism and injustice issues through the application of practical environmental solutions.

  3. Environmental Programs and Goals for 2013 • 1.    Recruit AAEA Members. • 2.    Address Racial Bias In the Environmental Movement.   • 3.    Work for Passage of the Environmental Justice Act of 2012. • 4.    Promote: • Jobs • Electric & Hybrid Vehicle Construction • Photovoltaic & Wind Power Production • LNG & Natural Gas • Nuclear Power • Uranium Enrichment & Spent Fuel Reprocessing • Mixed Oxide (MOX) Reprocessing. • 5.    Work for the passage of practical clean air & energy bill.

  4. Environmental Programs & Accomplishments 2012 • Initiated Compton-To-Catalina Program Funded by Southern California Edison (Video)

  5. Environmental Programs & Accomplishments 2011 • Participated in New York State Assembly Hearing on Indian Point in New York City • Scoping Work to Build Wood-Chip-To-Electricity Power Plant in Mississippi • Scoping Trip To Sacramento, California to Meet With State Officials for a Wood-Chip-to-Electricity Power Plant on Catalina Island.

  6. Environmental Programs & Accomplishments 2011 • Featured Speaker: Environmental Science and Policy Symposium at the National Organization for the Professional Advancement of Black Chemists and Chemical Engineers 38th Annual Technology Conference, Houston, TX. • White House: Arrival Ceremony For German Chancellor Angela Merkel. • Toured Indian Point Nuclear Power Plant (4th tour) • Speaker at American Association of Blacks in Energy Annual Conference, Jersey City, NJ. • Attended Al Sharpton MLK, Jr. Annual Dinner, President Obama Speaker

  7. Environmental Programs & Accomplishments 2010 • South Africa Visit, 9 days, Energy Projects Meetings • Panelist at American Association of Blacks in Energy Summit, DC, Annual Conference, Columbus, OH & AABE-NY Seminar Panelist. • Participant, National Black Chamber of Commerce, National Press Club, “2010 Plan.” • OMB Meeting on Fly Ash • Testified Before EPA on Hydraulic Fracturing. • Panelist, African American Men of Westchester County, NY Spring Environmental Conference. • Testimony before NRC on Indian Point Draft EIS. • Statement before Blue Ribbon Commission on America’s Nuclear Future. • Indian Point Nuclear Power Plant Tour (3rd tour).

  8. Environmental Programs & Accomplishments 2009 • Testimony before NRC on Indian Point Nuclear Power Plant, Peekskill, NY. • Recruit Greater Union Baptist Church for Compton-to-Catalina Program, LA, CA. • Statement before U.S. EPA at Endangerment Hearing. • Meeting with EPA Administrator Lisa P. Jackson. • Meeting with EPA Office of International Activities

  9. Environmental Programs & Accomplishments 2008 • White House: Black History Month Celebration. • Statement before NRC on Grand Gulf Nuclear Power Plant Proposal, Port Gibson, MS. • Statement before NRC on James Fitzpatrick Relicensing, Oswego, NY. • Panelist, Congressional Black Caucus Science Braintrust. • Attended U.S. Supreme Court Hearing on Clean Water Act 316(b).

  10. Environmental Programs & Accomplishments 2007 • France: Tour La Hague Nuclear Fuel Reprocessing Facility • France: Tour Civaux nuclear power plant • Visit China: Beijing, Weifang, Tsingtao, Shenzhen, Guangdong, Hong Kong • Tour Pebble Bed Modular Reactor Project constructed by Tsinghua Univ • Tour Daya Bay Nuclear Power Facility in Guangdong Province • Cosponsored Environmental Justice Conference at Howard Univ  School of Law • Cosponsor Renewable Energy Seminar at U.S. Chamber of Commerce

  11. Environmental Programs & Accomplishments 2007 • France: Tour La Hague Nuclear Fuel Reprocessing Facility • France: Tour Civaux nuclear power plant • Visit China: Beijing, Weifang, Tsingtao, Shenzhen, Guangdong, Hong Kong • Tour Pebble Bed Modular Reactor Project constructed by Tsinghua Univ • Tour Daya Bay Nuclear Power Facility in Guangdong Province • Cosponsored Environmental Justice Conference at Howard Univ  School of Law • Cosponsor Renewable Energy Seminar at U.S. Chamber of Commerce

  12. Environmental Programs & Accomplishments 2006 • Spoke at National Governors Association (NGA) Energy Forum in Wilmington, Delaware. • Attended CUNY Graduate School Sustainability Conference • Press Conference at Malibu Pier in support of offshore LNG facility • Attended Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Dedication Ceremony (Met Oprah Winfrey) • Spoke at Black and Puerto Rican Conference in San Juan, Puerto Rico. • Attended New York League of Conservation Voters Awards Ceremony • Attended National Worker Coop Conference at Millenium High School in New York.

  13. Environmental Programs & Accomplishments 2006 • National Public Radio Interview • Testimony before Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on Sparrow's Point LNG Facility • Panel Speaker for New York Affordable, Reliable Electricity Alliance at Energy Forum in Tarrytown, NY. • Testimony Before PG County Zoning Hearing Examiner on Chillum LNG Project • Spoke at New York High School for Environmental Education • Participated in Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) Meeting in New York • Attended Bronx Community College Energy Seminar

  14. Environmental Programs & Accomplishments 2006 • Attended Bronx Community College Energy Seminar • Met Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice • Attended Al Sharpton Martin Luther King Dinner in New York • Met with Dennis R. Spurgeon, Assistant Secretary for Nuclear Energy, U.S. Department of Energy on the Global Nuclear Energy Partnership • Attended Woodrow Wilson Bridge Dedication of the first 6-lane span • Testimony before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission in Baltimore on the AES LNG Import Terminal Proposal • Spoke on panel at NY AREA "Lower Hudson Energy Forum"

  15. Environmental Programs & Accomplishments 2006 • Attended Bronx Community College Energy Seminar • Met Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice • Attended Al Sharpton Martin Luther King Dinner in New York • Met with Dennis R. Spurgeon, Assistant Secretary for Nuclear Energy, U.S. Department of Energy on the Global Nuclear Energy Partnership • Attended Woodrow Wilson Bridge Dedication of the first 6-lane span • Testimony before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission in Baltimore on the AES LNG Import Terminal Proposal • Spoke on panel at NY AREA "Lower Hudson Energy Forum"

  16. Environmental Programs & Accomplishments 2006 • Met with U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Stephen Johnson • AAEA Information Booth at the 35th Annual New York State Association of Black & Puerto Rican Legislators Legislative Conference - - Albany, New York

  17. Environmental Programs and Accomplishments in 2005 • Testifiedbefore the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission(FERC)  in support of the Broadwater Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Project planned for the middle of the Long Island Sound: • Stony Brook, New York, September 13, 2005 • Shoreham, New York, September 14, 2005 • East Lyme, Connecticut, September 20, 2005 • Branford, Connecticut, September 21, 2005

  18. Environmental Programs and Accomplishments in 2005 • Established L.A. Office, L.A. Office website and Hollywood Blog. • Attended signing of the Energy Policy Act of 2005 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. • Attended L.A. Mayor Villarigosa Inauguration at City Hall and met Arnold Schwarzenegger, Cheech Marin, and Ed Begley, Jr.  Interviewed by CBS. • Visited Catalina Island. • Toured San Onofre nuclear power plant near San Diego. • Toured Grand Gulf nuclear power plant in Port Gibson, Mississippi. • Testified before Nuclear Regulatory Commission in Port Gibson, Mississippi in support of Grand Gulf nuclear plant Early Site Permit. • Participated on panel at Queens, New York Energy Forum

  19. Environmental Programs and Accomplishments in 2005 • WPFW 98.3 FM Pacifica Radio interview with Mike Tidwell, Director of Chesapeake Climate Action Network in Washington, DC. • BBC Radio interview on the future of nuclear power in Germany. • WVOX radio interviewin New Rochelle, New York with Mt. Vernon Mayor Ernie Davis.  Energy policy discussion. • Participated in New York Area Press Conference in White Plains, New York in support of Indian Point nuclear power plant. • Panelist on Environmental Injustice Workshop at the 18th Annual New York State Assembly/Senate Puerto Rican/Hispanic Task Force Conference in Albany, NY sponsored by Assemblyman Jose R. Peralta. • Visited Dominion's North Anna nuclear power plant near Mineral, Virginia. • Toured Exelon's Clinton, Illinois nuclear power plant.  Presented statement at Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) Early Site Permit hearing in Clinton, Illinois.

  20. Environmental Programs and Accomplishments in 2005 • Testified on the Maryland Clean Cars Act before the Judicial Proceedings Committee of the Maryland Senate and the Environmental Matters Committee in the Maryland House of Delegates. • Testified on the Emissions of Four Pollutants From Power Plants Act before the Education, Health & Environmental Affairs Committee of the Maryland Senate and the Economic Matters Committee of the Maryland House of Delegates. • Attended and commented at the Nuclear Regulatory Commission headquarters meeting on the Combined Operating License (COL) of Duke Power for considering two new plants near Charlotte, NC. • Attended  the 34th Annual Legislative Conference of the New York State Association of Black and Puerto Rican Legislatiors at Empire State Plaza in Albany, New York.  As part of that conference, I attended the Environmental Health conference hosted by the W. Haywood Burns Environmental Education Center. • Attended the Nuclear Regulatory Commission hearing on the Early Site Permit application for Dominion Power to build two new plants at its current North Anna power plant site. • Spoke at a press conference in Baltimore with Maryland PIRG and others on the low-emission vehicle Clean Car Campaign.  The hearing was held in Mineral, Virginia -- 80 miles South of Washington, DC. • Spoke at the Maryland State Highway Administration's Black History Month speakers series. • Testified at the Intercounty Connector hearing conducted by the U.S. Federal Highway Administration and the Maryland Department of Transportation.  • Spoke at the New York Urban League's Third Annual Rev Dr Martin Luther King, Jr. Symposium at the Schomburg Center in Harlem, New York.

  21. AAEA Environmental Accomplishments in 2004 • 1. Testified at Cape Wind EIS hearing in Boston, Massachusetts • 2. Spoke at Black Enterprise magazine headquarters in New York • 3. Spoke at Society of Environmental Journalist's Annual Conference in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania • 4. Produced Racial Diversity Report Card on Environmental Groups • 5. Recruited thousands of new members. • 6. Presented testimony before Maryland Black Legislative Caucus • 7. Washington Post story on Diversity Survey • 8. Submitted Comments on New York Environmental Justice Guidance to NY Department of Environmental Conservation • 9. Drafted Environmental Justice bill for New York City: Introduced by Councilmember Charles Barron with 7 cosponsors. • 10. Participated in Earth Day Press Conference at National Press Club

  22. 1. Opened South Bronx AAEA office 2. Scoped Los Angeles Metropolitan Area. 3. Presented testimony before Westchester County NY Board of Legislators. 4. Briefed New York State legislators on Indian Point nuclear plant. 5. Testified before New York City Council on Indian Point nuclear plant. 6. Presented statement before Maryland Legislative Black Caucus. 7. Briefed Rev Al Sharpton for Presidential Debate. 8. Met with President Bush at the White House. 9. Presented testimony before the Loudoun County Zoning Board. 10. Registered AAEA in the EPA Acid Rain Program. AAEA Environmental Accomplishments in 2003

  23. AAEA Environmental Accomplishments in 2002 • Passage of the "1st Civil Rights Legislation of the 21st Century." • Capitol Hill press conference on Yucca Mountain. • Nat’l Press Club with Nuclear Energy Institute re Yucca Mountain. • Congressional Approval of Yucca Mountain . • Toured Yucca Mountain. • No Fear Coalition Freedom Rally and Freedom Ride . • Testimony before the New York City Council on Indian Point . • Toured Callaway nuclear power plant (St. Louis, Missouri)

  24. AAEA Environmental Accomplishments in 2002 • Protested green group discrimination at Stone Mountain, GA • Established Texas Chapter of AAEA. • Panelist at Congressional Black Caucus Annual Conference • Second People of Color Environmental Leadership Summit. • Created the Environmental Justice Coalition & website • Created the Nuclear Fuels Reprocessing Coalition • Toured McGuire and Catawba nuclear power plants. • Met with CEOs of green groups to address discrimination. • EPA National Environmental Justice Advisory Committee

  25. Staff & Volunteers Norris McDonald, President Clarence Williams James Mosley Dan Durett Delmetria Millener Ifeanye Joshua Ezkwe Derry Bigby Zhang Xiaoping Boaz Adhengo Brian Lee Ronnie Jones, Attorney

  26. Board of Directors Norris McDonald, Chairman Eric Watford, M.D., Secretary/Treasurer John McCormick Clarence Williams Derry Bigby, MBA Charles Stephenson, Ex Officio, founding board member, Chairman 1985-1995

  27. Advisory Board David Padgett, Marsha Coleman-Adebayo, Lisa Gaffney, John McCormick, Todd Thomas, Joe Henson, Phillip Miller, George Sloan & James Ingram 

  28. Former Board Members Dick Gregory (founding board member), David Hahn Baker (founding board member), Charles Stephenson (founding board member), Bill Chandler, Shizuko Akie Dixon, Dr. Lenneal Henderson, Jannie Pittman, Frank Johnson, Dr. Ruth Logan,  Charles Lee, Sulaiman Mahdi, Malik Edwards, Morning Sunday, Todd Thomas

  29. AAEA Norris McDonald Founder & President

  30. Charles Stephenson Founding Board of Directors Chairman

  31. AAEA Staff 1989 Capitol Hill Office: Office Manager & Programs Assistant

  32. AAEA Interns 1989 AAEA Capitol Hill Office

  33. Christmas In April Caulking, Weather-stripping & Weatherizing Homes

  34. House Energy Audit Derry Bigby, consultant, Norris McDonald

  35. AAEA Internship Program Field Trip Along Lower Beaverdam Creek

  36. Dick Gregory Founding Board Member

  37. AAEA Boston Whaler Donated by an EPA Employee

  38. Anacostia River Boat Tours Casting Off From Seafarer’s Yacht Club Norris McDonald leaning over to cast off

  39. Anacostia River Boat Tours Casting Off From Seafarer’s Yacht Club

  40. Anacostia River Boat Tours Casting Off From Seafarer’s Yacht Club (3)

  41. Gore/Mbeki Commission Providing Anacostia River Tour for Africa Delegation & EPA

  42. Scoping Forested Area Utilizing Instrument To Test Environment

  43. Earth Day Clean Up Philadelphia, PA: Remove Car from Wissahickon Creek

  44. Diversity Seminar With Chesapeake Bay Foundation

  45. Tree Planting On Earth Day Atlanta, Georgia: MLK, Jr. Center [Sulaiman Mahdi in Green]

  46. Avesta Sheffield Steel Plant Tour with Baltimore, MD Kids

  47. Special Recognition/Anacostia River Work Bruce Babbitt and Carol Browner

  48. Special Congressional Recognition Congressman Mickey Leland for 1st Energy Braintrust

  49. Robert Redford/Navajo Nation Canyon DeChelly/White House Ruins

  50. AAEA Minority Environmental Internship Program U.S. Capitol/House Side