The Environmental Protection Agency will create a new national office of environmental justice to address the disproportionate harm that pollution and climate change has caused in low-income areas and communities of color, the agency announced Saturday.
Michael Regan, the EPA administrator and the first Black man to run the agency, announced the creation of the office with environmental justice and civil rights leaders on Saturday in Warren County, North Carolina, according to a department statement.
“From day one, President Biden and EPA have been committed to delivering progress on environmental justice and civil rights and ensuring that underserved and overburdened communities are at the forefront
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