President Biden and Vice President Harris have signed an executive order to prioritize environmental justice and address environmental injustices. The order aims to protect communities from pollution and health risks, promote science and research, and increase transparency in federal environmental justice policy. The order establishes a new Environmental Justice Subcommittee and a White House Office of Environmental Justice to coordinate policy implementation across the federal government. The administration is also launching the White House Campaign for Environmental Justice, publishing the first-ever Environmental Justice Scorecard, and taking steps to combat plastic pollution in communities. These actions build on past efforts to strengthen the regulatory system, increase technical assistance, and respect Indigenous Knowledge.
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