Environmentalists Urge OMB To Use Civil Rights Enforcement In EJ Strategy

July 13, 2021
Environmental and civil rights groups are broadly urging the White House Office of Management & Budget (OMB) to instruct EPA and other agencies to use their enforcement powers under the Civil Rights Act (CRA) to bolster environmental justice throughout their missions. In July 6 comments , the NAACP Legal Defense Fund calls Title VI of the CRA, which requires recipients of federal funds to be in compliance with civil rights law, the “sleeping giant” that has been “under-implemented and under-enforced...

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