EPA Civil Rights Probe Over Concrete Permits Sharpens Focus On Texas

September 9, 2022
EPA’s recently announced investigation into whether a Texas permitting program for concrete violates Houston residents’ civil rights means the Lone Star State is now the subject of at least four EPA Title VI probes, with the agency’s External Civil Rights Compliance Office (ECRCO) accepting two petitions to investigate the concrete program. The petitions were submitted earlier this year by the Harris County Attorney’s Office and Lone Star Legal Aid, and ECRCO accepted them for investigation early last month. They allege...

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