Bloomberg Law
Jan. 26, 2022, 10:52 PM

White House Official Says More Progress Ahead on Equity Efforts

Dean Scott
Dean Scott

The White House on Wednesday sought to highlight its first year of efforts in tackling environmental inequities, even as advocates continue to bemoan slow progress on tools to measure progress and the vacuum triggered by the recent loss of a top environmental justice official.

Brenda Mallory, chair of the White House Council on Environmental Quality, said CEQ’s environmental justice team has grown to six in the last year and is “fiercely determined” to ensure there isn’t a loss of momentum after the departure weeks ago of Cecilia Martinez, CEQ’s first-ever senior director for environmental justice.

“It is hard to believe ...

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