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Feb. 18, 2022, 11:00 AMUpdated: Feb. 18, 2022, 6:27 PM

White House Unveils Guide for Environmental Justice Spending (1)

Stephen Lee
Stephen Lee

The White House released on Friday the beta version of a website that shows which communities are deemed disadvantaged, and therefore in line for more federal dollars.

Neighborhoods identified by the Council on Environmental Quality’s new Climate and Economic Justice Screening Tool may qualify under President Joe Biden‘s plan to steer 40% of the benefits from federal investments in climate and clean energy toward communities most affected by pollution.

The tool assesses census tracts along eight different environmental metrics: climate change, clean energy and energy efficiency, clean transportation, affordable and sustainable housing, remediation ...

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