It may have just gotten harder to protect minority communities from pollution
One option for lawmakers, Hammond said, is to draft so-called severability clauses. Such measures could enable them to continue using race in their analysis, but allow the laws to revert to something like the federal tool — rather than being struck down entirely — if race-based metrics are deemed invalid by a court.
Advocates call on EPA to cut climate pollution from Pa.’s power sector | Tuesday Morning Coffee
They called for 'robust carbon pollution standards for new and existing power plants.'