New Jersey’s Landmark Environmental Justice Legislation, Biden Agenda Set the Stage for a Sea Change.
EJ has become a force of change in our industry with major implications for developers and investors. Our latest Podcast Episode explains the nuts and bolts of the new law, what industries it will impact, and its broader implications for businesses and projects nationwide.
These are the issues competing for priority this year as $60 billion earmarked in the Inflation Reduction Act for environmental justice efforts begins to flow into U.S. communities.
Michael Regan hardly could have sounded more ardent Tuesday afternoon as he announced that the first $100 million in environmental justice grants made possible by last year’s Inflation Reduction Act will soon become available.
On New Year’s Eve, New York Governor Kathy Hochul signed New York’s “Cumulative Impacts” bill into law, making New York the second state in the nation to require assessment of “cumulative impacts”...
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has created a new environmental justice (EJ) mapping and screening tool called EJScreen in order to better fulfill the Agency’s obligations relating to the protection of public health and the environment.
Since 2021, the Administration has released several mapping tools addressing environmental and health impacts on environmental justice (“EJ”) communities.
The incorporation of environmental justice (EJ) and civil rights into the environmental agenda of the Biden administration has not been confined to grant making and enhanced visibility.
The Biden administration brought a much sharper focus and prioritization to issues of climate change and environmental justice, which presents significant implications for environmental permitting...
With the issuance of proposed regulations, businesses seeking to comply with New Jersey’s Environmental Justice Law just received more guidance from the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (“NJDEP”).
EPA has developed a new environmental justice (EJ) mapping and screening tool called EJScreen.
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has an online tool, EJSCREEN, that can identify EJ communities across the country by address.
There is no question the policy considerations underlying Environmental Justice (EJ) are valid. As a society, we need to recognize that some communities are more at risk than others and devise means to mitigate these risks or at least not consciously add to them if possible.
California’s oil and gas regulator on Thursday proposed that the state ban new oil drilling within 3,200 feet of schools, homes and hospitals to protect public health in what would be the nation’s largest buffer zone between oil wells and communities.
On October 1, 2021, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released its new Draft Strategic Plan for 2022 through 2026 (Strategic Plan).
The Justice Department has plenty of options under existing environmental laws to help local communities long suffering from air or water pollution even without an environmental justice statute, the head of a new federal environmental justice litigation team said Tuesday.
Environmental justice is clearly an idea whose time has – finally – come. The need to find the intersection between the search for racial justice and efforts to save the planet is undeniable.
Owners of closed landfills have increasingly found ways to repurpose capped and closed sites, with one new option also tying into America’s quest to decrease its dependency on fossil fuels.
When it comes to protecting sacred spaces of tribal land, tribes are challenged by outdated laws and a misunderstanding of their religious practices.
Charles Lee, long-standing activist, advisor, and policymaker, is in a unique position to assess developments within the environmental justice (EJ) movement by virtue of his nearly 40-year career dedicated to advancing EJ.
Charles Lee, long-standing activist, advisor, and policymaker, is in a unique position to assess developments within the environmental justice movement by virtue of his nearly 40-year career dedicated to advancing EJ.