Capito Warns EPA Over Inclusion Of EJ Criteria When Distributing SRF Funds

March 17, 2023
The top Republican on the Senate environment committee is raising concerns that EPA is imposing its political will on states to address environmental justice (EJ) when directing bipartisan infrastructure law funds for water infrastructure projects, charging it goes beyond statutory directives and limits state flexibility. “I'm concerned that projects will not be considered based solely on needs related to the explicit statutory directives of safeguarding human health, keeping rates affordable, and protecting the environment,” Sen. Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) told...

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