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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
participation in the environmental movement.
2012
AAEA Organization Goals
AAEA's main goals are to deliver environmental information and services directly into comm
unities 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.
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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.
Environmental Programs
and
Goals for 2013
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Recruit AAEA Members.
Address Racial Bias In the Environmental Movement.
Work for Passage of the Environmental Justice Act of 2012.
Promote:
 Jobs
 Electric & Hybrid Vehicle Construction
 Photovoltaic & Wind Power Production
 LNG & Natural Gas
 Nuclear Power
 Uranium Enrichment & Spent Fuel Reprocessing
 Mixed Oxide (MOX) Reprocessing.
Work for the passage of practical clean air & energy bill.
Environmental Programs &
Accomplishments 2012
 Initiated Compton-To-Catalina Program
Funded by Southern California Edison (Video)
Environmental Programs &
Accomplishments 2011
 Participated in New York State Assembly
Hearing on Indian Point in New York City
 Scoping Work to Build Wood-Chip-ToElectricity Power Plant in Mississippi
 Scoping Trip To Sacramento, California to
Meet With State Officials for a Wood-Chipto-Electricity Power Plant on Catalina Island.
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
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).
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
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).
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
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
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.
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
Environmental Programs &
Accomplishments 2006
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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"
Environmental Programs &
Accomplishments 2006
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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"
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
Environmental Programs
and
Accomplishments in 2005
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Testified before 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
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Environmental Programs
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Accomplishments in 2005
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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
Environmental Programs
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Accomplishments in 2005
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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 interview in 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.
Environmental Programs
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Accomplishments in 2005
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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.
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
AAEA Environmental
Accomplishments in 2003
 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 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)
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
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
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
Advisory Board
David Padgett, Marsha Coleman-Adebayo, Lisa Gaffney, John
McCormick, Todd Thomas, Joe Henson, Phillip Miller,
George Sloan & James Ingram
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
AAEA
Norris McDonald
Founder & President
Charles Stephenson
Founding Board of Directors Chairman
AAEA Staff 1989
Capitol Hill Office: Office Manager & Programs Assistant
AAEA Interns 1989
AAEA Capitol Hill Office
Christmas In April
Caulking, Weather-stripping & Weatherizing Homes
House Energy Audit
Derry Bigby, consultant, Norris McDonald
AAEA Internship Program
Field Trip Along Lower Beaverdam Creek
Dick Gregory
Founding Board Member
AAEA Boston Whaler
Donated by an EPA Employee
Anacostia River Boat Tours
Casting Off From Seafarer’s Yacht Club
Norris McDonald leaning over to cast off
Anacostia River Boat Tours
Casting Off From Seafarer’s Yacht Club
Anacostia River Boat Tours
Casting Off From Seafarer’s Yacht Club (3)
Gore/Mbeki Commission
Providing Anacostia River Tour for Africa Delegation & EPA
Scoping Forested Area
Utilizing Instrument To Test Environment
Earth Day Clean Up
Philadelphia, PA: Remove Car from Wissahickon Creek
Diversity Seminar
With Chesapeake Bay Foundation
Tree Planting On Earth Day
Atlanta, Georgia: MLK, Jr. Center [Sulaiman Mahdi in Green]
Avesta Sheffield Steel Plant
Tour with Baltimore, MD Kids
Special Recognition/Anacostia
River Work
Bruce Babbitt and Carol Browner
Special Congressional
Recognition
Congressman Mickey Leland for 1st Energy Braintrust
Robert Redford/Navajo Nation
Canyon DeChelly/White House Ruins
AAEA Minority Environmental
Internship Program
U.S. Capitol/House Side
AAEA Environmental Justice
Award
To Ben Chavis and John Lewis (1987- Rayburn House Office Bldg)
E Magazine Award 1989
Environment Magazine Award
AAEA/Greenpeace/Dick Gregory
Meeting at Greenpeace HQ Washington, DC
New York Office
Nadine Mozon, Director
2002-2007
Dan Durrett, Current
Macroinvertebrate Species Test
Northwest Branch Tributary to Anacostia River
Maryland Environmental
Justice Commission
Appointed by Governor Paris Glendening
National Wildlife Federation
Conservation Award – Austin, Texas
Southeastern Region Office
Atlanta, Georgia
Sulaiman Mahdi, Director
Anthrax Attack Worker
Support Rally
Brentwood Postal Station, Washington, DC
AAEA Texas - Dallas
Delmetria Millener, Director
Rev. Al Sharpton
Briefed Presidential Candidate in 2004
Climate Change Meeting
Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice/U.S. State Department
Meeting With U.S. EPA
Administrator
Administrator Stephen Johnson
Nigeria Office- Laos
Ifeanyi Joshua Ezekweand Wife
Kenya Office- Boaz Adhengo
AAEA Midwest Office
Midwestern Region
China Office
Center for Environment, Commerce & Energy
Zhang Xiaoping, Director
Hong Kong Office
Center for Environment, Commerce & Energy
Brian Lee, Director
Beijing Zoo
Zhang Xiaoping and Norris McDonald

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