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An advocate in pursuit of environmental justice at EPA: An interview with new EJ director Matthew Tejada #EPA

An Advocate in Pursuit of Environmental Justice at EPA Matthew Tejada is taking over the EPA’s Office of Environmental Justice after helping low-income communities in Houston fight air pollution in their neighborhoods. He talks to Yale Environment 360 about how his work in Texas prepared him for the challenges of his new post. by ben goldfarb After five years of working with low-income and minority communities in Texas, Matthew Tejada brings on-the-ground experience to his new job as director of the Office of Environmental Justice at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Tejada, 33, took over his EPA post this week after leading Air Alliance Houston, where he helped organize communities along the Texas Gulf Coast to fight air pollution from chemical plants, oil refineries, and the shipping industry. Matthew Tejada In an interview with Yale Environment 360 contributor B...

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