Regan Orders EPA To Elevate EJ In Policy Decisions, Bolster Enforcement

April 7, 2021
EPA Administrator Michael Regan is directing the agency to “clearly integrate” environmental justice (EJ) into policy actions and other decisions while also bolstering enforcement of environmental and civil rights laws, in order to address minority and low-income communities that are overburdened with the adverse impacts of pollution. “Too many communities whose residents are predominantly of color, Indigenous, or low-income continue to suffer from disproportionately high pollution levels and the resulting adverse health and environmental impacts,” Regan said in an April...

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