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- Hugh Kaufman senior policy analyst for the EPA Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response
- Karen Gautreaux deputy secretary of the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality
- Darryl Malek-Wiley environmental justice organizer for the Sierra Club in Louisiana
- Dr. Lynn Goldman pediatrician, epidemiologist and professor at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health; former assistant administrator for the Environmental Protection Agency's Office of Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances
- Marianne Horinko former Environmental Protection Agency Acting Administrator (2003) and Assistant Administrator for the Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response (OSWER); currently executive director of the Global Environment and Technology Foundation
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