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    US: EPA launches environmental justice office for minorities affected by pollution

    The United States Environmental Protection Agency unveiled its office for environmental justice over the weekend. The new office would be focused on the needs of minorities that have been heavily affected by pollution.

    The US Environmental Protection Agency launched the Office of Environmental Justice and External Civil Rights Saturday. EPA Administrator Michael Regan said 200 EPA staff would be working for the office and will be led by an assistant administrator who has yet to be confirmed by the Senate.

    Regan launched the office at an event in Warren County, North Carolina – the site of protests 40 years ago that is deemed to be the place where the environmental justice movement started.

    The Office of Environmental Justice and Civil Rights aims to address the needs of minorities that have been heavily affected by pollution. The office will also be…

    Read the full article originally published at www.econotimes.com.

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