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INTERNET NEWSBRIEF, February 5, 1999

INTERNET NEWSBRIEF, February 5, 1999.

Internet NewsBrief is a weekly service from the EPA Headquarters Library
that provides a sampling of new and/or useful Internet resources for EPA
staff and other environmental professionals.  The Internet NewsBrief is
also available on the Web at:


Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance (OECA) - Environmental

President Clinton issued Executive Order 12898 on February 11, 1994, to
establish environmental justice as a national priority.  This was the
first Presidential effort to direct all federal agencies with a public
health or environmental mission to make environmental justice an integral
part of their policies and activities. This site includes links to the
full text of the Executive Order and related documents,  National 
Environmental Justice Advisory Council (NEJAC) information and
publications, a calendar of environmental justice - related events, EPA
publications, environmental justice grants and a link to environmental
justice programs at other Federal Agencies.


U.S. Department of Health and Human Services - The Office of Minority
Health Resource Center

The Office of Minority Health (OMH) was established by the U.S. 
Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) in 1985.  It advises the 
Secretary and the Office of Public Health and Science on public health 
program activities affecting American Indian and Alaska Native, African 
American, Asian American and Pacific Islander, and Hispanic populations. 
OMH has the objective of promoting improved health in ethnic and racial
minorities. This website includes links to publications, databases,
project listings, a Resource Persons Network, and a section of relevant
Federal Register notices, which are periodically updated.


The Arctic Circle - University of Connecticut

Arctic Circle originated during a symposium on 'The Use of the World Wide
Web in Education', sponsored by the Faculty Resource Laboratory at the
University of Connecticut in February of 1995.  This 'electronic circle'
has three stated themes: natural resources; history and culture; social
equity and environmental justice with the objective of 'stimulating a
greater interest in the peoples and environment of the Arctic and
Subarctic region'. This site includes links  to government and
non-government agencies , and  additional resources which include a Social
Equity and Environmental Justice segment.


The Center for Community Action and Environmental Justice

The Center for Community Action and Environmental Justice serves as a
resource center for community groups working on environmental justice
issues.  The goal of the Center is to build a strong movement for change
that recognizes the connections between environmental and worker
exploitation, and oppression on the basis of race, gender, sexual
orientation and class, and incorporates that connection into  the primary 
activities of the Center.  It provides information/publications; direct
assistance to groups; outreach, referral and network development, and
training/leadership development.  The site lists upcoming events,
sponsors, and links to projects, communities at risk, rural communities,
chemicals and community health, and money and politics.  The Center is
located in Riverside, CA.

Environmental Health Coalition

Environmental Health Coalition (EHC) is a private, non-profit organization
founded in 1980. EHC has taken its direction from the communities of San
Diego/Tijuana and many of its long-term projects are the result of
providing technical and organizing assistance to populations adversely
affected by toxic chemicals.  This site includes links to current
projects, publications and a 'Hot Topic' section.


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however, the dynamic nature of the Internet.  Resources that are free and
publicly available one day may require a fee or restrict access the next,
and the location of items may change as menus and homepages are

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