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Pennsylvania has updated its definition of “environmental justice areas,” communities that are more vulnerable to climate and health risks and that get special attention from the state. Under the updated policy, Pennsylvania uses 32 indicators to determine an environmental justice area, including exposure to pollution and toxic emissions, traffic volume, and proximity to oil and gas wells. The new parameters better reflect how the mining, oil, and gas industries, which often operate in rural communities, can influence residents’ health and the surrounding environment.
We’re excited to announce the launch of our policy grant cycle, which will focus on supporting efforts to create and implement state transition funds.
A bipartisan pair of legislators in Colorado proposes the creation of new entities in state government to help coordinate economic development in communities transitioning away from coal.