Ewire: TCEQ launches environmental justice data initiative

May 3, 2021
The Texas Council on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) is launching an environmental justice (EJ) initiative to collect public input from minority and low-income residents about the areas the state environment department oversees, highlighting some states’ growing focus on addressing EJ -- a top Biden administration priority. The Texan reports on TCEQ’s April 29 announcement that it is creating an EJ quasi-task force to “protect people of color and low-income residents who often live in communities near sources of pollution” by...

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