NEJAC Presses EPA To Impose Strict Conditions On State IRA Funding

December 1, 2022
Members of EPA’s National Environmental Justice Advisory Council (NEJAC) say the agency must impose strict conditions on states and other governmental entities that receive Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) funding from the agency’s air office to ensure that the environmental justice (EJ) communities are the beneficiaries as intended. During the council’s Nov. 30 meeting, the panelists urged EPA to require states to “regrant” the money to EJ groups or otherwise mandate that states involve them from the outset, citing “patterns” of...

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