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Professors selected to present at U.S. EPA Training Conference


Professors John W. Ray and Roberta K. Ray of Montana Tech’s Liberal Studies Department have been selected to make a presentation at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) 2013 national Community Involvement Training Conference, July 30 – August 1, 2013, in Boston, Massachusetts. The title of their presentation is:  “Innovative Ways of Involving Environmental Justice Communities in EPA Decision-Making.” In announcing the Ray’s selection Laura Knudsen of the EPA’s national office said: The competition was strong this year; we received 172 proposals and only have 40 presentation slots for the training conference. We are excited about your participation in the conference and look forward to your session.

John Ray said: The issue of environmental justice is particularly important for Butte given the number of low-income citizens who reside within Butte’s Superfund’s sites. Hopefully, the lessons, both positive and negative, learned in Butte can be shared nationally.

The Rays have been at Montana Tech since 1975. John teaches courses in political science and communications while Robert teaches classes in communications.