Officials Seek to Allay Fears States Will Misuse EJ Infrastructure Funds

November 19, 2021
As the White House prepares to distribute billions of dollars in federal infrastructure money, top officials are seeking to allay advisors’ concerns that some states could misuse funds distributed under the Justice40 environmental justice (EJ) program, particularly as they have yet to issue key tools for ensuring the funds reach intended communities. At a Nov. 17 meeting of the White House Environmental Justice Advisory Council (WHEJAC), top environment and climate officials pledged to closely scrutinize states’ spending of federal infrastructure...

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