Rights Advocates Fault Rare EPA Discrimination Finding’s Process Focus

May 7, 2021
Civil rights advocates say a rare preliminary finding of discrimination EPA issued to Missouri is welcome but still disappointing, as it focuses on flaws in how the state complies with EPA nondiscrimination requirements rather than the substance of the complaint that a minority St. Louis community is suffering from disproportionate pollution impacts. The March 30 preliminary finding of noncompliance from Lilian Dorka, director of EPA’s External Civil Rights Compliance Office (ECRCO), to Missouri Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Director Carol...

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