Ewire: EJ advocates dismiss Wheeler’s statements on equity agenda

September 8, 2020
Environmental justice (EJ) advocates are dismissing EPA chief Andrew Wheeler’s recent comments touting the agency’s progress on elevating the role of equity in its policy decisions and other actions, countering that the administration’s deregulatory policies have worsened environmental threats in minority and low-income areas. “Every one of the actions they have taken, either by weakening or rolling back basic protections, has put environmental justice communities -- front-line communities -- in greater harm,” said Mustafa Santiago Ali, a former longtime EPA...

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