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Amid Renewed Focus On Equity, Advocates Press Biden To Boost EJ Steps

July 7, 2020
Environmental justice (EJ) advocates are urging presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden to place a major focus on equity issues should he prevail in the Nov. 3 general election, including creating an EJ “czar” in the White House and setting up a series of EPA and other agency field offices to address concerns from local communities. Mustafa Ali, a long-time EJ adviser at EPA who is now with the National Wildlife Federation, tells Inside EPA that he and other...