Robert Campbell, Rogers Road's most active spokesman, will visit the White House Friday as part of a panel discussing the public health benefits of a clean energy economy. Campbell will address EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson and Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius.
"We're going to be there to interject our thoughts on how to go about creating green initiative programs to move us forward," he said.
Campbell, a key leader in the Rogers-Eubanks Neighborhood Association and the Coalition to End Environmental Racism, has fought for public water to replace wells possibly contaminated by leeching from the nearby Orange County landfill. He has also fought against siting a trash transfer station in his neighborhood.
"If we can learn truly to move into the green technology, it'll being to elminate the need for landfills," he said.