New OIG Inquiries Highlight EPA Struggles To Address EJ In Lead Rule

November 17, 2022
EPA’s Office of the Inspector General (OIG) is launching two separate inquiries into cases where the agency may have failed to comply with congressional mandates to notify, and prioritize funding for, communities facing lead exposures from drinking water, underscoring the struggle the agency faces as it seeks to address environmental justice (EJ) concerns in an upcoming rule aimed at replacing lead service lines (LSLs). The OIG Nov. 17 released separate notifications to EPA informing the agency that it planned to...

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