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EPA Steps Up Push To Institutionalize EJ, Civil Rights, Bolster Enforcement

February 24, 2022
The Biden EPA is stepping up efforts to institutionalize and fortify its focus on environmental justice (EJ), including creating a new Senate-confirmed assistant administrator slot to oversee the move while also merging and re-organizing its civil rights and EJ offices to better align the two offices and beef up related enforcement. Administrator Michael Regan earlier this month announced the appointment of Robin Morris Collin, an Oregon law professor, to serve as a senior EJ advisor in his office, while also...

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