Bloomberg Law
March 31, 2021, 10:01 AM

White House Environmental Justice Focus Casts EPA in Shadows

Dean Scott
Dean Scott

President Joe Biden’s push to elevate racial justice and the needs of disadvantaged communities is starting to overshadow a key player at the forefront of environmental justice for more than two decades: the Environmental Protection Agency.

And some say it’s about time.

President Biden has made a series of moves that diminish EPA’s role in corralling federal agencies to confront environmental justice and elevate the influence of White House offices and staff, including the Office of Management and Budget; the White House Council on Environmental Quality; and White House Climate Adviser Gina McCarthy. The changes were spelled out in his ...

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