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Week-long trip in November to focus on environmental justice, connecting with historically marginali

On Monday, November 15, EPA Administrator Michael S. Regan will begin a week-long “Journey to Justice: Real EJ Conversations on Your Corner” trip through Mississippi, Louisiana, and Texas to spotlight longstanding environmental justice concerns in historically marginalized communities, and hear firsthand from residents dealing with the severe impacts of pollution in these areas.

Over the course of the trip, Administrator Regan will join roundtable discussions to hear directly from residents, advocates, and stakeholders, tour neighborhoods severely affected by pollution, and meet with environmental justice activists and community leaders to discuss solutions to these deep-rooted problems, the need for more progress, and the commitment to action by the EPA and the Biden-Harris Administration.

Administrator Regan has been traveling the country engaging in community conversations and emphasizing how environmental justice is at the center of the Agency’s regulatory, grantmaking, and policy decisions. EPA and the Biden-Harris administration are committed to ensuring that overburdened communities are protected from exposure to dangerous pollution and have equal access to resources and opportunities. The Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal and President Biden’s Build Back Better agenda will invest in building resiliency to climate change impacts and reducing pollution.