California EJ Groups Criticize Firing Of DTSC Official, New Oversight Board

January 25, 2023
California environmental justice (EJ) groups are ramping up criticism of the state toxics department over the recent firing of a top EJ-focused executive appointed last year to the department by Gov. Gavin Newsom (D), as well as a new oversight board for the agency that some observers say is off to a slow start and may be weaker than envisioned by legislators who created it. “It was outrageous,” says one EJ organization representative about the administration’s firing earlier this month...

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