Science Advisors Praise EPA’s Cumulative Analysis Goals But Doubt Ability

March 4, 2022
EPA science advisors are praising the agency’s “aspirational” goals of advancing cumulative impact analysis in both the short term and longer-term research efforts to enhance its future use but are cautioning about a series of challenges to its widespread adoption, ranging from statutory requirements to lack of information and questions of scale. A key tension raised by multiple speakers at the advisors’ March 2 meeting appears to be the desire from environmental justice (EJ) communities and advocates for EPA and...

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