Facing Resistance, EPA Treads Carefully In Addressing Cumulative Impacts

January 4, 2023
Facing stiff resistance from states and industry groups, EPA is expected to proceed cautiously as it works to advance its high-profile effort to account for cumulative impacts in permitting for facilities located in overburdened communities, a key part of the Biden administration’s environmental justice (EJ) agenda. A case in point is a high-profile guidance being developed by EPA’s new Office of Environmental Justice & External Civil Rights (OEJECR), likely in consultation with the White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ),...

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