Advocates Laud EPA’s EJ Office Merger As Fears Over Agenda’s Pace Grows

September 21, 2022
Correction Appended Environmental justice (EJ) advocates are welcoming news that EPA is poised to merge its Office of Environmental Justice (OEJ) and its External Civil Rights Compliance Office (ECRCO) into a national program office even as they are growing increasingly frustrated with the slow and bureaucratic pace of the Biden administration’s EJ work. The news that EPA is creating the office, while expected, is “very significant . . . in so many ways” because until now, “EJ and civil...

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