In hearings this week, environmental advocates and community members voiced concerns about the state’s many contaminated sites.
States banning coal — including Hawaii — had mostly already committed to reducing carbon emissions.
Programs should recognize realities faced by Black Americans and other minorities, advocates add.
Many states require utilities to help low-income customers conserve energy despite higher costs and barriers.
Black Americans and other minorities are more at risk for disconnections, add-on utility fees, inefficient housing and more.