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EPA Plans Tool to Help Track Environmental Equity Investments

April 20, 2022, 9:39 PM

The EPA is building an online “dashboard” to help community advocates and others more easily track federal investments by the Biden administration that are supposed to benefit disadvantaged communities, an agency official said Wednesday.

The dashboard’s development comes as environmental justice advocates and others question how to gauge the administration’s progress in meeting its pledge to deliver 40% of the benefits from climate, clean energy, affordable housing, and other spending to those communities, Environmental Protection Agency Deputy Administrator Janet McCabe said.

“We need to do a better job of tracking investments and benefits and to do it in a way ...