Producer/Host: Meredith DeFrancesco
Environmental and Social Justice: Penobscot Tribe Response to Department of Environmental Protection Appointment
Key Discussion Points:
a) Today we hear from the Penobscot Nation Chief, Ambassador and other community leaders on Governor Mills’ recent nomination of Assistant Attorney General Jerry Reid to head the Maine Department of Environmental Protection.
b) In his position in the Attorney General’s Office, he was lead counsel in the still ongoing cases Penobscot Nation v. Attorney General Janet Mills and the State’s lawsuit against the federal Environmental Protection Agency’s order to increase water quality standards in tribal sustenance fishing waters.
c) The Legislative Environmental and Natural Resources Committee is expected to hold a public hearing on Reid’s nomination sometime this month.
Today’s program was produced with the Sunlight Media Collective. Josh Woodbury and Chek Wingo of Sunlight Media Collective provided field audio. Video, transcripts and updates will be posted at www.sunlightmediacollective.org.
Maria Girouard, Penobscot, historian, activist, co-founder of Dawnland Environmental Defense www.facebook.com/dawnlanddefense
Chief Kirk Francis, Penobscot Nation
Maulian Dana, Penobscot Nation Ambassador www.facebook.com/AmbassadorDana
Sherri Mitchell, attorney, author, activist www.facebook.com/sacredinstructions
For more information on confirmation hearing:
Joint Legislative Environment and Natural Resources Committee legislature.maine.gov/committee/#Committees/ENR
Community Water Justice: www.facebook.com/communitywaterjustice/