Emails highlight EPA officials’ early efforts on equity, civil rights

March 9, 2021
Emails between EPA environmental justice (EJ) and civil rights officials to a former agency staffer highlight early efforts by the Biden administration to elevate EJ considerations into decisionmaking, while also weighing how EPA might be able to use enforcement of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act as an option for advancing EJ. The Feb. 18 email exchange provided to Inside EPA by retired EPA Title VI official Richard Grow starts with a note from Grow to Matthew Tejada,...

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