Chicago seeks information from EPA on air permit civil rights probe

February 19, 2021
The City of Chicago is pressing EPA for more information and a timeline on its recently launched investigation into alleged Civil Rights Act Title VI violations by Illinois environmental regulators when they issued a Clean Air Act permit allowing a scrap metal recycler to relocate facilities to the city’s heavily polluted Southeast Side. In a Feb. 17 letter to EPA Region V, which includes Illinois, Chicago Deputy Corporation Counsel John Hendricks offers support for the probe, but also asks for...

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