Biden’s EPA Transition Chief Stresses Enforcement To Drive EJ Policy

November 17, 2020
Patrice Simms, President-elect Joe Biden’s pick to lead the EPA transition team, is an environmental lawyer with a long history of advocating for environmental justice (EJ) by pushing for stepped up enforcement of pollution rules in poor and minority communities, a sign of one approach the incoming administration may take to address EJ concerns. “Enforcement even when it does happen is likely to be less vigorous in low-income communities and communities of color,” Simms, currently vice president of Earthjustice’s Healthy...

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