In First, EPA Asks State To Weigh New Plant Site To Avoid Disparate Impacts

October 6, 2021
EPA is urging Michigan regulators to consider asking an asphalt company to move its planned facility to a different location rather than building it in an already-overburdened community, a first-time request in an air permit review that underscores agency efforts to address civil rights and other environmental justice (EJ) concerns. The request, in a Sept. 16 letter from EPA Region 5 Acting Administrator Cheryl Newton to the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes & Energy (EGLE), appears to seek to...

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