How the White House found EJ areas without using race

Read the full story at ClimateWire.

The White House was widely criticized a year ago for not using racial demographics to identify disadvantaged communities that would be targeted for extra climate aid.

The nation’s leading advocates for environmental justice were furious, saying that race must be considered because biased policies like redlining had forced minorities into heavily polluted neighborhoods that are vulnerable to climate impacts.

But the colorblind approach has succeeded at prioritizing minority neighborhoods, an E&E News analysis shows.

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