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Environmental Justice Act of 2019

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A bill to require Federal agencies to address environmental justice, to require consideration of cumulative impacts in certain permitting decisions, and for other purposes.


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07/23/2019Introduced in Senate

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07/23/2019Read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works.
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Senate Environment and Public Works07/23/2019 Referred to

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Introduced in Senate (07/23/2019)

Environmental Justice Act of 2019

This bill requires agencies to address and mitigate the disproportionate impact of environmental and human health hazards on communities of color, indigenous communities, and low-income communities resulting from agencies' programs and policies. The bill also requires agencies to address cumulative impacts of pollution in permitting decisions and expands the types of legal actions available to individuals regarding charges of federal discriminatory practices.