EPA Rejects EJ Group’s Call For Freight Rules But Eyes Funding Boost

January 14, 2022
EPA has told environmental justice (EJ) advocates that it will not agree to their calls to issue air rules for locomotives and other polluting sources in the freight sector, including at ports, instead opting to distribute targeted funding from the bipartisan infrastructure law to the most-impacted communities to more quickly address their concerns. But sources with the Moving Forward Network (MFN), a coalition of 50 EJ and environmental groups that advocates to limit harms from the global freight transportation system,...

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