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As EPA Prioritizes Rights Enforcement, Michigan Seen As Prime Target

March 31, 2022
As EPA prepares to step up its efforts to enforce the Civil Rights Act (CRA), environmental justice (EJ) advocates say investigations under the law’s Title VI provisions that the agency is already undertaking in Michigan make the Great Lake State a prime opportunity for the agency to demonstrate its seriousness about enforcing the landmark law. EPA’s External Civil Rights Compliance Office (ECRCO) recently accepted for investigation four separate complaints about the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes & Energy (EGLE)...

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