Virginia Water Center Intern Abby Spotswood interviewed Dr. Mike Ellerbrock on February 19, 2021 to discuss Environmental Justice issues. Dr. Ellerbrock has been working in this field for over 20 years. He is a professor of agricultural and applied economics at Virginia Tech. Dr. Ellerbrock served as a member on the National Environmental Justice Advisory Council for President Obama and is currently on the Virginia Council on Environmental Justice.
In this interview, they discuss how minority communities are disproportionately affected by environmental hazards, the Mountain Valley Pipeline, Texas Environmental Justice Advocacy Services (TEJAS), the Goods Movement, and more. You can listen below!
We hope that listeners, no matter their background knowledge in Environmental Justice, are able to learn something new and understand how they can get involved in this movement. Please enjoy!