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Environmentalists, State Use Dispute Resolution For Rare Civil Rights Pact

May 09, 2018
Environmental groups and North Carolina have inked a rare settlement resolving a complaint that the groups filed with EPA claiming that a state permit for swine waste operations violated Title VI of the Civil Rights Act, using an alternative dispute resolution (ADR) process that sources involved with the talks say rarely succeeds. The May 3 agreement between the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) and four environmental groups is a notable win for proponents of Title VI, which gives...

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