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CEED welcomes Dr. Jalonne L. White-Newsome to the Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ)

The Center for Earth, Energy and Democracy (CEED) congratulates and welcomes Dr. Jalonne L. White-Newsome as the White House Council on Environmental Quality’s newly-appointed Senior Director for Environmental Justice. Dr. White-Newsome succeeds our co-founder, Dr. Cecilia Martinez, in this essential position. 

Dr. White-Newsome’s role is essential in the Biden-Harris Administration’s whole-of-government approach to confronting environmental justice. Dr. White-Newsome will play a vital role in the implementation of the Justice40 initiative, updating the Climate and Economic Justice Screening Tool, the development of an environmental justice scorecard, research initiatives and other crucial projects that are essential to carrying out the Biden Administration’s historic commitments to environmental justice. Dr. White-Newsome brings a wealth of experience and expertise in public health, advancing racial equity, and federal policy through her community work in Detroit, her scholarship, and her philanthropic work.

It’s crucial that we continue to listen to the voices and perspectives of environmental justice communities from around the country to ensure we prioritize communities on the frontlines of the climate crisis. CEED looks forward to continuing this important work with Dr. White-Newsome and CEQ. 

For more information, please contact Anahí Naranjo at anaranjo@ceed.org