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14 million for advocacy workshops by environmental groups, press Biden on Justice40

14 million for advocacy workshops by environmental groups, press Biden on Justice40

In this Jan. 20, 2021, file photo, President Joe Biden signs his first executive order in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)

Advocates seek results from Justice40 program. This program promises that 40% of federal climate spending will go to disadvantaged areas.

Three Louisiana-based environmental advocacy organizations are trying to press the Biden Administration on its environmental justice plans. They train community leaders to push for clean electricity investments in their communities.

The Deep South Center for Environmental JusticeWE ACT for Environmental Justice and the Robert D. Bullard Center for Environmental and Climate JusticeThe Bezos Family awarded grants that will be used for local training programs. According to The New Orleans Advocate.

The initiative provided $14 million to the groups. It aims to ensure that the federal government fulfills environmental commitments Joe Biden made in his early years of his presidency for disenfranchised people, the Associated Press reported.

In this Jan. 20, 2021, file photo, President Joe Biden signs his first executive order in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)

In this file photo from January 20, 2021, President Joe Biden signs the first executive order in the Oval Office of the White House. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)

Through the Justice40 ProjectThe Biden administration promised that 40% of federal spending on climate change and clean energy would be directed to disadvantaged communities.

One year later, #Justice40 must now be implemented with greater urgency, the Bezos Earth Fund stated in a tweet earlier this summer.

Many groups across the country have taken an active interest in environmental justice issues and mobilized themselves to do so. Black communities are particularly affected by polluted air from large businesses and car emissions.

The Environmental Protection AgencyNotes that pollution can lead to heart and lung diseases.Researchers believeThere is a link between Type 2 diabetes and air pollution, which half the Black population has a chance to get. TheGrio reported.

The workshops are held in Louisiana to empower local leaders to advocate on behalf of projects that benefit their communities.

Concern has already been expressed over the fact that federal government has removed race from the decision-making process for determining which communities receive assistance. Some groups feel that excluding race will result in the exclusion of some areas that need assistance most.

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According to the White House, it stated that it had excluded race from its program in hopes that it would survive a possible court challenge. CNN.

Peggy Shepard, director of WE ACT, said that we are all too familiar the intentional disconnect between federal and state actions to address institutionalized hurt. The Advocate. We will mobilize advocates, elected officials and other stakeholders to advocate for environmental justice.

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