EPA Official Sees New Jersey Environmental Justice Law As National Model

November 18, 2020
A senior EPA official is acknowledging many environmentalists’ calls for the Biden administration to strengthen environmental justice (EJ) reviews, and is touting a New Jersey law as a model for how states and federal agencies can address chemicals’ cumulative risks disproportionately harming low-income and minority communities. “There is a lot of hope and a lot of expectation for making progress on environmental justice at EPA,” said Matthew Tejada, director of EPA’s Office of Environmental Justice, at a Hudson River Foundation...

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