Environmental advocate to speak at EENR Spring Lecture

EPA's Director of the Office of Environmental Justice will examine air quality, permitting, and enforcement

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Feb. 8, 2013 – Dr. Matt Tejada, the new Director of the U.S. Environmental Protection's Office of Environmental Justice, is the featured speaker of the Environment, Energy & Natural Resources Center's Spring Lecture. He will discuss improving air quality in the Houston-Galveston region as well as his personal perspectives on environmental justice issues.

Tejada served as the Executive Director for Air Alliance Houston for five years. During that time, he spearheaded the consolidation of Mothers for Clean Air with the Galveston-Houston Association for Smog Prevention into an advocacy group with a doubled operating budget. He has helped organize and guide numerous efforts to improve air quality in the Houston-Galveston area and to expand research, education and advocacy efforts to protect vulnerable communities.

Tajada previously worked at the Texas Public Interest Research Group and worked in the Peace Corps in Bulgaria. He received his Doctorate and Masters from the University of Oxford in Oxford UK, and he graduated magna cum laude from the University of Texas at Austin.

The event will be held Feb. 20 from noon to 1:00 p.m. at the University of Houston Law Center 
in room 240 BLB. Please RSVP to mmmoral3@central.uh.edu.

For those of you who cannot attend, a video stream of the speech will be available at http://law.lecturecapture.uh.edu/uh/Viewer/?peid=597036e36f394a588d7ee85f1c265ddb1d within 15 minutes of the event's conclusion

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