Bloomberg Law
May 26, 2022, 5:00 PM

EPA Revamps Legal ‘Toolbox’ to Reach Environmental Justice Goals

Dean Scott
Dean Scott

The EPA on Thursday unveiled a review of dozens of existing laws it can use to better protect marginalized communities from pollution—a legal “toolbox” to help the agency make good on the Biden administration’s broad environmental justice efforts.

The 191-page legal tools review, which has undergone its first update since 2011, reflects statutory changes both big and small that have been made since the Environmental Protection Agency’s general counsel first published the Obama-era document.

Congress hasn’t passed many far-reaching environmental statutes since the last update, with ...

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