On his first day in office, President Biden issued Executive Order 14008, calling on federal agencies to prioritize environmental justice and find ways to address disproportionate pollution impacts on low-income or minority communities. The president’s directive is clear and succinct, but its path to implementation far less so, as agencies struggle with statutory limitations, critical data gaps, and budgetary constraints.

Continue reading the full American Bar Association article, “Cumulative risk by any other name: Seeking environmental justice in an era of statutory, regulatory, and scientific uncertainty.”