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EPA Ramps Up Title VI Scrutiny Of State Permit Programs Amid Policy Review

April 14, 2022
EPA is stepping up its scrutiny of state permit programs to ensure they comply with Civil Rights Act requirements as part of its new priority elevating its focus on environmental justice (EJ) though some environmentalists are calling for the agency to investigate additional state programs. Most recently, EPA last week announced that it had accepted for review a pair of complaints, filed under the rights law’s Title VI authority, alleging that Louisiana’s environmental and health agencies violated local residents’ civil...

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