EPA Asked To Investigate Cumulative Impacts Of Albuquerque’s Air Permits

June 5, 2024
Environmental justice (EJ) advocates have filed another discrimination petition with EPA under Title VI of the Civil Rights Act asking the agency to determine whether Albuquerque, NM, officials have violated the law by allowing cumulative environmental impacts to harm lower-income communities of color when granting air permits. The May 30 petition from Los Jardines Institute and the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) asks EPA “to impose concrete, enforceable measures on a local government agency that is failing to meet the...

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