12/07/2022 - Comment Filed - Environmental Justice - Inflation Reduction Act

EELP contributes to comments on civil rights protections in EPA’s $27B Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund RFI

by Hannah Perls

EPA recently collected comments on the design and implementation of the $27 billion Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund (GHGRF) created by the Inflation Reduction Act. EELP contributed to comments submitted by members of the Title VI Alliance, a decade-old coalition of attorneys, advocates, and community members seeking strengthened civil rights protections in federal environmental decisionmaking.

In these comments, Alliance members urge EPA to take specific steps to ensure that the GHGRF directly benefits disadvantaged and low-income communities, and that recipients of GHGRF grants comply with with their civil rights obligations under Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

Read comments filed by members of the Title VI Alliance here.

EELP also submitted comments on behalf of affordable housing and energy experts in response to EPA’s GHGRF request for information. Learn more and read those comments here.