The Sierra Fund CEO Elizabeth Martin and Science Director Dr. Carrie Monohan are testifying at the California Assembly Natural Resources Committee oversight hearing “Mercury Contamination: Toxic Legacy of the Gold Rush” on Monday, March 24. The hearing will begin at 1:30 pm in the California State Capitol, Room 447.
The DRAFT agenda for the hearing follows. The agenda is subject to change.
Mercury Contamination: Toxic Legacy of the Gold Rush – DRAFT Agenda
Monday, March 24, 2014, 1:30 p.m.
State Capitol, Room 447
I. Impact on Public Health and the Environment
- The Sierra Fund – Carrie Monohan, Science Director
- California Indian Environmental Alliance – Sherri Norris, Executive Director
- Habematolel Pomo of Upper Lake – Paula Britton, Environmental Director
- Elem Indian Colony – Thomas Brown
II. Defining the Problem and Effective Solutions
- U.S. Geological Survey – Charles Alpers, Research Chemist, California Water Science Center
- U.C. Davis – Dr. Fraser Shilling, Department of Environmental Science and Policy
III. State Government Entities Working on the Issue
- State Water Resources Control Board – Vicky Whitney, Deputy Director, Division of Water Quality
- Department of Toxic Substances Control – Stewart Black, Deputy Director of the Brownfields and Environmental Restoration Program
- Department of Conservation – Mark Nechodom, Director
IV. New Ways of Addressing the Issue and Next Steps
- Sierra Nevada Conservancy – Joan Keegan, Assistant Executive Officer
- Nevada Irrigation District – Remleh Scherzinger, General Manager
- The Tuleyome – Bob Schneider, Senior Policy Director
- The Sierra Fund – Izzy Martin, Executive Director