Michele Roberts, her brother and parents, are long-time members of SsAM.
March 30, 2021
Today, the White House included Michele Roberts as a member of the White House Environmental Justice Advisory Council. The advisory council will provide advice and recommendations to the Chair of the Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) and the White House Environmental Justice Interagency Council on how to address current and historic environmental injustices, including recommendations for updating Executive Order 12898.
The White House Environmental Justice Advisory Council (WHEJAC) was established by President Biden’s Executive Order on Tackling the Climate Crisis at Home and Abroad to fulfill his and Vice President Harris’s commitment to confronting longstanding environmental injustices and to ensuring that historically marginalized and polluted, overburdened communities have greater input on federal policies and decisions.
“We know that we cannot achieve health justice, economic justice, racial justice, or educational justice without environmental justice. That is why President Biden and I are committed to addressing environmental injustice,” said Vice President Harris. “This historic White House Environmental Justice Advisory Council will ensure that our administration’s work is informed by the insights, expertise, and lived experience of environmental justice leaders from across the nation.”
The WHEJAC members represent a diverse set of geographical regions and serve in a voluntary capacity.
March 26, 2019
Michele Roberts testified before the Subcommittee on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies of the House of Representatives. She was part of a panel representing the National Environmental Justice Health Alliance for Chemical Policy Reform.