EPA Rejects GAO Report By Citing Contentious Revised Equity Definition

August 11, 2005
EPA is refuting Government Accountability Office (GAO) criticisms that it downplayed environmental justice (EJ) considerations when drafting air regulations by arguing that the rules were evaluated under the agency's revised equity definition that drops race and income as factors in EJ policies. The GAO report , released last week, is the latest in a series of criticisms EPA is facing over its environmental justice policies, after Democrats and environmental groups blasted the agency over a recently released draft plan that...

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