Key House Committee Emphasizes Environmental Justice In Budget Bill

September 10, 2021
The House Energy & Commerce Committee Sept. 13 will mark up budget reconciliation legislation that recommends a host of funds for addressing environmental justice in a range of EPA programs in an effort to adopt calls from many Democrats to increase such funds beyond what the Senate’s bipartisan infrastructure bill already provides. For example, just-released legislative text recommends providing EPA with $5 billion to create block grants for communities to invest in environmental and climate justice projects. The funding would...

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