EPA FAQ Offers First-Time Option For Denying Permits Under ‘Rights’ Law

August 31, 2022
EPA’s External Civil Rights Compliance Office (ECRCO) is providing details on how permit writers should assess cumulative impacts and, in what could be a first, the option of denying a permit under civil rights law, even if it meets all environmental requirements -- a significant step, according to some environmental justice (EJ) advocates though others say much more is still needed. This is a “very big deal,” Richard Grow, a retired EPA official who worked on civil rights issues, says...

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