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Regan Urges Panel to Aid Biden All-of-Government Equity Effort

March 24, 2021, 10:40 PM

A panel of environmental justice experts should start thinking now about how President Joe Biden’s plan to make all agencies address the issue can help communities disproportionately affected by decades of pollution, EPA chief Michael Regan said Wednesday.

The National Environmental Justice Advisory Council should think beyond the role it has held for decades—mostly advising the Environmental Protection Agency—to weigh in on what Biden has pledged will be an all-of-government approach, Regan told the panel.

“We have a lot of work ahead—a lot of hard work—so it’s going to be more important” for both EPA and the experts advising the...

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