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“EPA Postpones Environmental Justice Training After White House Memo”

“The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will postpone training on environmental inequity faced by communities of color and low-income communities following a White House order calling for agencies to stop training involving what it described as ‘anti-American propaganda.'

Charles Lee, the EPA's senior policy adviser for environmental justice, told employees in an email that the department would postpone an event that was part of its speaker series on structural racism and environmental justice.

‘Pursuant to the memorandum issued by OMB [Office of Management and Budget] and with the expectation of more detailed guidance on implementation to be issued shortly, we are postponing this event for now. Once EPA has received and had the chance to review this more detailed guidance, we will let you know about next steps regarding the EJ and Structural Racism series,' Lee wrote.”

Rachel Frazin reports for The Hill September 16, 2020.