Havasupai Councilwoman Appointed To Biden Environmental Justice Board

Published: Wednesday, March 31, 2021 - 3:01pm
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The Biden administration has appointed an Arizona woman to serve on its Environmental Justice Advisory Board.

Carletta Tilousi has been outspoken against uranium mining near the Grand Canyon area.

As a councilwoman for the Havasupai, she has carried on the work of her uncle, a former tribal chairman.

The tribe, which lives in a tributary of the Grand Canyon, has long considered uranium mining to be a threat to its water supply.

Tilousi has also been active in keeping Supai Village free of coronavirus during the pandemic.

The advisory board is expected to take up a variety of issues that affect communities of color, such as pollution, climate change and economic opportunity.

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