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Title Environmental justice, examining the Environmental Protection Agency's compliance and enforcement of Title VI and Executive Order 12,898 : a briefing before the United States Commission on Civil Rights held in Washington, DC.

Publication Info. Washington, DC : U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, 2016.


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 Axe Federal Documents Online  CR 1.8/2:EN 8    ---  Available
Description 1 online resource (iii, 220 pages) : illustrations, maps
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Note "September 2016."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Summary "For our statutory report this year, the Commission has examined whether the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is complying with its environmental justice obligations. Specifically, the Commission has reviewed EPA's compliance with Title VI of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, the Executive Order on Environmental Justice and EPA's use of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (which governs solid waste disposal and is also known as the Solid Waste Disposal Act) as an environmental justice tool to regulate the disposal of coal ash. The Commission chose to build off its prior evaluation of EPA's Title VI program and implementation of the Executive Order. At the same time, the Commission expanded the scope of review to include EPA's regulation of coal ash, because it represents an attempt by EPA to implement environmental justice principles as part of exercising its traditional statutory authorities. In the late 1980's, advocacy by a number of community groups as well as the publication of several studies, drew attention to the issue of disproportionate exposure of minority and low income communities to sources of pollution. Various labels were attached to this concept: 'environmental equity, ' 'environmental racism, ' and 'environmental justice.' The latter term has been adopted by EPA and also used in a Presidential Executive Order in 1994. Executive Order 12,898 requires federal agencies to collect data on the health and environmental impact of their activities on communities of color and low income populations, and develop policies incorporating the principles of environmental justice into their mission."
Note Online resource; title from title page (USCCR web site, viewed December 1, 2016).
Subject United States. Environmental Protection Agency.
United States. Environmental Protection Agency. (OCoLC)fst00534882
Environmental justice -- United States.
Coal ash sites -- United States.
Coal ash sites. (OCoLC)fst00865237
Environmental justice. (OCoLC)fst00913104
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Genre/Form Online resources.
Electronic books.
Electronic government information.
Added Author United States Commission on Civil Rights, issuing body.
Other Form: Print version: Environmental justice: examining the Environmental Protection Agency's compliance and enforcement of Title VI and Executive Order 12,898 (OCoLC)969978306
Gpo Item No. 0288-A-11 (online)
Sudoc No. CR 1.8/2:EN 8

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