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EPA Environmental Justice Adviser Moves to White House Council

June 17, 2021, 9:09 PM

A veteran EPA official who has overseen an agency panel on combating environmental injustice is taking on a new role in President Joe Biden’s new White House environmental justice council.

Karen Martin is leaving as EPA’s coordinator to the National Environmental Justice Advisory Council—formally, a designated federal official to the council—for a similar role in the White House Environmental Justice Advisory Council that Biden created under a January executive order.

  • Martin has been informally working to coordinate both councils for the last several months but will now focus full time on the White House council, said Matthew Tejada, director of ...

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