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Biden Green Equity Scorecard to Launch With Scaled-Back Version

Feb. 25, 2022, 1:19 AM

The Biden administration is still months away from unveiling what likely will be a downsized version of its first scorecard to rate whether federal agencies are making progress toward more equitable treatment of marginalized communities bearing the brunt of pollution.

The scorecard—originally promised to be completed this month—is supposed to put teeth into President Joe Biden’s pledge that 40% of overall benefits of clean energy, affordable housing, and other spending flow to disadvantaged communities, many of them communities of color. But it’s also to gauge how agencies are incorporating environmental justice into their overall programs and policies.

A January 2021 ...