EPA Makes Positive Changes to Comply with Civil Rights Act, but Uncertainty Remains

EPA Makes Positive Changes to Comply with Civil Rights Act, but Uncertainty Remains

On December 29, 2016, the EPA withdrew a proposed rule to amend its nondiscrimination regulation regarding compliance information for Title VI of the Civil Rights Act.

Last year Gasp weighed in on the proposed changes and objected to the removal of deadlines in the proposed rule. We are happy to report that EPA considered Gasp’s and other groups’ comments opposing this change and has decided to withdraw the proposed amendments.

EPA is also moving enforcement of external compliance with Title VI from the Office of Civil Rights …

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EPA to Live-Stream Civil Rights Public Meeting

EPA to Live-Stream Civil Rights Public Meeting

This story has been updated with the webcast link and to correct the time of the event.

The. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has announced that it is hosting a public meeting at Howard University School of Law in Washington, D.C., Tuesday, March 1 from 3–6 p.m. The meeting will be live-streamed via webcast and teleconference. The call-in number is 877-887-8949 and the conference ID is 58156799. Registration is optional.

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Last month the EPA released what’s called a “Notice of Proposed Rulemaking” to modify how it addresses discrimination …

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Gasp Wins Hermes Creative Award for ‘Toxic City: Birmingham’s Dirty Secret’

Gasp Wins Hermes Creative Award for ‘Toxic City: Birmingham’s Dirty Secret’

Updated on Tuesday, May 5 to include link to film.

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Gasp is proud to announce that “Toxic City: Birmingham’s Dirty Secret” won a Gold Hermes Creative Award in the documentary category. The award is given by the Association of Marketing and Communications Professionals. To celebrate this honor, Gasp announced that it is making the film available online for free starting May 5 at gaspgroup.org/toxicbham.

Directed by Hunter Nichols, the 26-minute film tells the story of the people affected by historic and ongoing industrial air pollution …

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