Latest Essay: "HHS's Failure to Address the Health Harms of the Climate Crisis Constitutes Environmental and Institutional Racism" (April 13)
On March 28th STAT News published my latest climate crisis-related essay, again titled, "HHS's Failure to Address the Health Harms of the Climate Crisis Constitutes Environmental and Institutional Racism." The essay is at: https://www.statnews.com/2022/03/28/hhss-failure-to-address-the-health-harms-of-climate-crisis-constitutes-environmental-and-institutional-racism/.
The article concludes, in part, "Per [President] Clinton's executive order requiring agencies to develop environmental justice strategies, it appears the [HHS] Office of Climate Change and Health Equity [OCCHE] now owns this responsibility, though it does not identify any environmental justice strategies."
Eleven days after the article appeared, HHS published brief, 700-word Request for Information (RFI) soliciting public comment on an, "HHS environmental justice strategy and implementation plan draft outline." The RFI is at: https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2022-04-08/pdf/2022-07514.pdf. Listeners are encouraged to forward comments in response to the RFI. Comments are due May 19th.