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LCV Statement on EPA and DOJ Environmental Justice Enforcement Strategy

May 5, 2022

Courtnee Connon,

Washington, D.C. – In response to the EPA and DOJ’s new environmental justice enforcement strategy, the League of Conservation Voters (LCV) released the following statement from Deputy Legislative Director Madeleine Foote:

“We thank Administrator Regan, Attorney General Merrick B. Garland, and the Biden-Harris administration for continuing to prioritize environmental justice, secure protections for communities, and enact stronger safeguards to hold polluters accountable. Communities of color and low-income communities are disproportionately exposed to violations of environmental laws and experience the worst impacts of the climate crisis. These actions today should help reverse the Trump administration’s turning a blind eye to those communities in need of relief. We look forward to working with the new DOJ Office of Environmental Justice as they help fulfill the Biden-Harris administration’s commitment to centering these impacted communities with their whole of government approach to tackling environmental racism. Working together, we can achieve a more just and equitable future for all communities.”