Former Top EPA EJ Officials Urge OMB To Take Over Justice40

May 6, 2024
Two former top EPA environmental justice (EJ) officials are recommending that the White House Office of Management & Budget (OMB) take over running and implementing the Biden administration’s Justice40 program from the Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ), arguing that OMB has clear decision-making authority and an effective structure to engage executive branch agencies in the high-profile initiative. The officials, Chitra Kumar, who ran EPA’s Office of Policy, Partnerships & Program Development in the Office of Environmental Justice & External Civil...

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