WH environmental justice advisors press for Justice40 action

Posted at 7:14 AM, Apr 13, 2022
and last updated 2022-04-13 07:14:10-04

(AP) — Key members of the White House Environmental Justice Advisory Council say they plan to use $14 million from the Bezos Earth Fund to make sure the Biden administration follows through on its Justice40 initiative, a commitment that 40% of benefits from all climate and environment investment go to disadvantaged communities.

Beverly Wright told attendees at an environmental justice conference in New Orleans Tuesday that Justice40 is a novel idea but more needs to be done to make it a reality.