EPA, Philadelphia to seek to resolve civil rights complaint

July 20, 2021
EPA and Philadelphia officials will seek to resolve a complaint filed by residents who charge that the city’s permit for a natural gas-fueled combined heat and power plant in a minority area violates the Civil Rights Act (CRA), with the effort including the novel step of allowing the residents to meet with city officials who authorized the permit. The move, detailed in a report from WHYY , is an unusual one, says Amy Laura Cahn, who runs the environmental justice...


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