Former Officials’ EJ Calls Bring Renewed Pressures For Chemical Plants

August 18, 2020
Calls by former EPA officials, backed by six former administrators, for the agency to take a more active role in protecting minority communities from toxic chemicals will bring renewed scrutiny and challenges to operational and siting decisions by petrochemical and other facilities, especially if Democrats prevail in the November election. The proposal, issued by the Environmental Protection Network (EPN), is part of a broader “Resetting the Course of EPA” plan, which also includes a series of recommendations for how the...

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