07/23/2019 - Richard Lazarus

New York Times: EPA to limit ability to oppose pollution permits

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Patrice Simms, a former staff lawyer for the agency’s appeals board who now works as an environmental attorney, and Richard Lazarus, an environmental law professor at Harvard, told the paper that the potential changes could give companies “a broader role in influencing the EPA to issue more lenient pollution permits,” and could be especially harmful to “poor and minority communities, which are statistically more likely to be located near polluting sites.”

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