EPA’s Counsel Adds To EJ Legal Tools To Address Cumulative Impacts

January 11, 2023
EPA’s Office of General Counsel (OGC) has released a long-awaited document providing the first-ever collection of examples of environmental and other legal authorities that regulators can use to identify and address cumulative impacts in permitting, regulatory and grant-funding decisions. The Jan. 11 addendum supplements the agency’s high-profile “Legal Tools To Advance Environmental Justice,” which was released last spring, and is another key step toward including consideration of cumulative impacts on overburdened communities in decision making. The document addresses cumulative impacts...

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