API Urges EPA To Clarify Key EJScreen Provisions As SAB Readies Review

May 12, 2023
The American Petroleum Institute (API) is urging EPA to clarify key provisions of its environmental justice (EJ) mapping tool, known as EJSCREEN, including seeking guidance on how to identify “fenceline” communities and define “cumulative impacts,” just as the agency’s Science Advisory Board (SAB) prepares to complete its review of the tool. In addition to calling for better defining key terms, API, in a May 2 letter submitted ahead of a SAB panel meeting, details a series of recommendations it wants...

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