States Criticize EPA Technical Guide On Assessing EJ In Rule Analysis

February 5, 2024
Republican and Democratic states are broadly criticizing EPA’s closely watched proposed guidance for assessing environmental justice (EJ) in regulatory analysis, raising concerns over the agency’s authority to recommend such considerations as well as flagging a variety of technical, resource and other challenges in conducting such assessments. “The overarching concern with this guidance is the fact that identifying and then trying to quantify the impacts of and health risks related to non-chemical stressors is extremely difficult because EPA and other users...

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