Soot Rule Thrusts EPA Into Spotlight on Race – June 2020
E&E News discusses Energy Institute Faculty Affiliate, Reed Walker’s paper on particulate matter exposure level disparities across the country. Walker’s research is highlighted in response to EPA’s proposal for regulating costs & benefits of climate and air pollution, which in turn could affect minority communities.
“A paper released in January that used satellite-based measurements to track air quality across the country found that disparities between soot levels in predominantly minority and white areas fell by nearly two-thirds between 2000 and 2015…’Any failure to tighten the standard is going to continue the disproportionate exposures faced by individuals in those communities,’ said Walker.”
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