Texas Launches Outreach Plan To Address EPA Civil Rights Concerns

October 24, 2022
Texas’ environmental regulators are launching a new requirement that permit applicants conduct outreach to environmental justice (EJ) communities about their projects, in part to address several EPA civil rights investigations into how the state runs its federal air permitting programs. The requirement, which takes effect next month, is a sign of the effect of the Biden EPA’s efforts to ramp up its efforts to address EJ under the Civil Rights Act, even from states like Texas which has questioned the...

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