OIG Audit An Early Test For EPA EJ Efforts To Assess Cumulative Risks

September 20, 2021
EPA’s Office of Inspector General (OIG) is launching an audit that will seek to assess cumulative impacts faced by disadvantaged communities near a controversial waste site in Alabama, an early test of Biden administration efforts to elevate environmental justice (EJ) by conducting such assessments and using the findings to mitigate adverse impacts. In a Sept. 16 memo , Christina Lovingood, director of pollution control and cleanup within OIG’s audit office, said agency officials plan to begin fieldwork to determine “what...

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