Scope and Content Notes:
The Environmental Justice Work Group (EJWG) was started by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection in 2000 in order to offer a blueprint for achieving environmental justice in Pennsylvania. Specifically, the group sought to insure that poor and minority communities were not harmed by dangerous environmental practices. Pelkofer was a member of this group from 2000 to 2001.
The materials in this series consist of drafts of the final report on environmental justice issued by the EJWG. Additionally, there is e-mail correspondence discussing changes to the wording of the report and other concerns by group members. Meeting notices, agendas, and minutes are included. Personal correspondence from Pelkofer relating her feelings about the EJWG in the form of personal correspondence are also in the series.