September 5 – Environmental Protection Agency Appoints Witkowski to National Council

Coastkeeper’s Waterkeeper to serve three years on the National Environmental Justice Advisory Council

SAN DIEGO, September 5, 2013 – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently announced its appointment of Jill Witkowski, San Diego Coastkeeper’s Waterkeeper, to its National Environmental Justice Advisory Council. As the only representative from the global Waterkeeper movement, Witkowski brings to the council her experience addressing environmental justice from a water quality standpoint in San Diego and New Orleans.

“Clean water for all people should be at the forefront of our nation’s environmental justice dialogue,” said Witkowski. “With many environmental issues– air pollution, hazardous waste, and energy–connected to and impacting our water quality, my participation on the council allows San Diego Coastkeeper to have a broader reach to protect San Diego’s waters.”

The 26-member council comprises various stakeholders involved in the environmental justice dialogue and provides advice to the EPA to make decisions, problem solve and research ways to improve public health in communities of high environmental risk.

For more information on Jill’s work with San Diego Coastkeeper, which protects and restores fishable, swimmable and drinkable waters in San Diego County, please visit localhost/sdcoastkeeper. To learn more about the National Environmental Justice Advisory Council, visit http://www.epa.gov/environmentaljustice/nejac.

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SAN DIEGO COASTKEEPER: Founded in 1995, San Diego Coastkeeper protects and restores fishable, swimmable and drinkable waters in San Diego County. Visit us online at http://localhost/sdcoastkeeper.