Research and Education to Empower Community Participation: Community Benefits Summit

Facilitators: Emily Freeborn, Staff Attorney, Fair Shake Environmental Legal Services

Description: What are the facts and policies you may need to educate and empower local advocates to learn about new projects coming to your area? Learn how to research the companies and policies that will affect those projects, and how you can engage your community in these conversations. These processes aren’t transparent – often we don’t know about projects until key decisions are made. This session will also cover tools and processes to track entities, including local governments and other agencies, which can alert early in a development process.