EPA, California Draw Skepticism Over Model MOU To Boost EJ Enforcement

September 13, 2021
EPA has signed what officials are calling a first-of-its-kind model memorandum of understanding (MOU) with California officials to bolster its environmental justice (EJ) enforcement strategy and other efforts, though the deal is drawing skepticism from some local activists who have long pressed regulators to take more aggressive actions. “Communities want to see action from government to protect people and the environment, not more nice words and promises that frequently are broken,” says one EJ group leader. At issue is a...

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