The Institute for Policy Integrity (IPI) at New York University School of Law is out with a new report aimed at helping EPA and other federal agencies improve climate-related environmental justice (EJ) analyses, in line with a new executive order (EO) from President Joe Biden seeking to elevate both issues. The report also assesses the original Clinton-era EO issued in 1994 on EJ and provides detailed guidance for how agencies can conduct better EJ analysis going forward in line with Biden’s goals.
Sens. Ed Markey and Tammy Duckworth and Rep. Cori Bush, flanked by leading environmental justice advocates, unveiled legislation on Thursday that would create an interagency task force to map environmental justice communities "based on cumulative impacts." The Institute for Policy Integrity at the New York University School of Law released its own report on improving environmental justice mapping.
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