Bloomberg Law
April 9, 2021, 3:42 PM

Biden Budget Seeks $1.4 Billion to Target Environmental Justice

Dean Scott
Dean Scott

The Biden administration on Friday said it wants to make the largest environmental justice investment in U.S. history, proposing $1.4 billion on wide-ranging efforts to help low-income neighborhoods and communities of color that have long borne the brunt of pollution.

The proposal in President Joe Biden’s discretionary budget request for fiscal 2022 includes $936 million for a new initiative at the Environmental Protection Agency to accelerate environmental and economic justice to create “good-paying union jobs, clean up pollution, and secure environmental justice for communities that have been left behind,” according to a White House fact sheet.

The budget request also ...

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