Biden Directs EPA, DOJ To Elevate Enforcement Of Environmental Justice

February 4, 2021
President Joe Biden’s recent climate change executive order (EO) includes a directive for EPA and the Department of Justice (DOJ) to significantly elevate environmental justice enforcement efforts, including making it a top priority for EPA’s enforcement office and renaming DOJ’s environment division to highlight the equity focus. Biden’s EO signed Jan. 27 on “Tackling the Climate Crisis at Home and Abroad” says it is his administration’s policy “to secure environmental justice and spur economic opportunity for disadvantaged communities that have...

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