Bloomberg Law: Environmental Map Delay Spurs Worries of Slowing Equity Effort

September 22, 2021

Environmental Justice, News

Thick pollution is emitted from a factory.

President Biden’s administration has made many promises to address the rapid and urgent need for climate justice, but some environmental advocates are concerned these initiatives aren’t meeting the pace necessary to offset the damaging effects of pollution.

One climate advocate speaking out is NYLPI Environmental Justice Program Director Anthony Rogers-Wright.

For Bloomberg Law, Anthony addressed the administration’s waning efforts to develop a screening tool that identifies neglected communities consumed by pollution — and the argument that the tool is unnecessary altogether.

“We already know these communities,” said Anthony Rogers-Wright.

“This is not metaphysics, or calculus, or cold fusion—I think we’re over-complicating it,” he said, noting environmental justice screening tools are already in use by the Environmental Protection Agency and states such as California.

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