In response to Crag’s recent environmental justice victory, EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson has ordered reforms at the Office of Civil Rights to speed the processing of discrimination claims. In addition to ordering her staff “in the strongest terms, to review and reform the Title VI process,” Administrator Jackson also stated that she will create a new senior-level position to oversee and coordinate all diversity issues at the agency.

Inside EPA published a recent story on the latest developments. Crag applauds the move by Administrator Jackson to both recognize the long-standing problems at EPA’s Office of Civil Rights and order immediate reforms. The next step in the process is to ensure that each complaint is given an objective and thorough investigation.