New Coalition Director Lee Walker to Offer Testimony to Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on Thursday, February 26

Published February 24, 2004

CHICAGO, February 24, 2004 –New Coalition for Economic and Social Change Director Lee Walker will appear before an EPA panel and offer testimony regarding proposed utility mercury reductions and Interstate Air Quality Rules and the potential negative impact on minorities and low-income people.

Walker, a Senior Fellow at the Heartland Institute, is scheduled to speak and submit written testimony to the EPA panel on Thursday, February 26, 2004 at 3:50pm at the Chicago Hilton and Towers, 720 S. Michigan Avenue.

Lee H. Walker is a Director and Senior Fellow of The Heartland Institute and Director of the New Coalition for Economic and Social Change. He is a former member of the Board of Directors of the Chicago State University Foundation, a Commissioner with the Midwestern (10 States) Higher Education Commission; a trustee of the Illinois State Community College Board System; a member of the Community Advisory Panel of WTTW-TV (PBS); and a member of the Board of the American Fund for the University of the Orange Free State (South Africa).

Walker’s testimony is available online at For more information, visit The Heartland Institute’s Web site at or contact Allen Fore, Heartland’s Vice President – Public Affairs, at [email protected] or 312/377-4000.