EPA Revises Definitions For ‘Cumulative Impacts,’ Clearing Policy Path

November 1, 2022
EPA has adopted final definitions of “cumulative impacts” and “cumulative impacts analysis” in response to advice from its science advisors, opening the door for the agency to begin to use the definitions in key environmental justice (EJ) policy- and decision-making, though it is unclear if EPA is able to address advisors’ broader concerns about their widespread adoption. Christopher Frey, EPA’s science advisor and assistant administrator for the Office of Research & Development (ORD), announced the definition’s adoption in a set...

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