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HILL ENERGY BRIEFING: EPA, Interior Apply Biden Equity Plan

June 27, 2022, 10:12 AM

The EPA and the Interior Department are applying President Joe Biden’s Justice40 equity effort to nearly 140 programs to steer more federal benefits to disadvantaged populations under programs to reduce lead, increase access to clean water, and restore mining areas and ecosystems.

The announcement by the two agencies Friday is a significant expansion of Biden’s effort, which calls for funneling 40% of the overall benefits of clean energy, fighting climate change, affordable housing, and other federal funding to disadvantaged communities.

Lists from the Interior and Environmental Protection Agency include many existing programs funded under last year’s bipartisan infrastructure package, including ...