New Jersey’s Landmark Environmental Justice Legislation, Biden Agenda Set the Stage for a Sea Change.
Join Mary Ann Grena Manley, Founder and President of 15E Communications, and guest Matthew Karmel, Chair of the Environmental and Sustainability Law Group of Offit Kurman, for a conversation about recent policy and regulatory developments in environmental justice and practical impacts for environmental professionals.
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.
The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) defines “environmental justice” as “the fair treatment and meaningful involvement of all people regardless of race, color, national origin, or income with respect to the development, implementation and enforcement of environmental laws, regulations and policies.
Federal agencies are required to conduct assessments under the National Environmental Policy Act (“NEPA”) before taking “major federal actions,” such as granting permits needed for infrastructure projects and for certain other necessary...
The legislation only applies to projects inside, or within a mile of, environmental justice areas in the seven-county Twin Cities metro area, Rochester, and Duluth. But the definition of an environmental justice area is expansive enough to cover...
The US Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) strategic plan for 2022–26, released in March 2022, added a new foundational principle to the...
Recent Supreme Court and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) decisions may have significant implications for advancing environmental justice (EJ).
Plastic industry backers and environmental justice (EJ) advocates exchanged sometimes fiery comments at a recent hearing over plastics production and its impact on poor communities of color.
Katie Walsh helps cities manage their climate risks—and champions environmental advocates for office
The new panel will focus on disadvantaged communities.
Environmental Protection Agency administrator Michael Regan tells Axios the Biden administration is focused on decarbonizing the economy using advanced technology like AI.
Environmental justice movements work to end or stop disproportionate amounts of environmentally negative practices in vulnerable communities...
Today marks the one-year anniversary of the Justice Department’s Comprehensive Environmental Justice Enforcement Strategy and Office of Environmental Justice.
New Jersey Commences Earth Week With Final Adoption of Regulations To Implement New Jersey’s Environmental Justice Law While the White House Caps Off the Week With Environmental Justice Executive Order
New Jersey’s Department of Environmental Protection (“NJDEP”) finalized its long-awaited...
The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (“NJDEP” or the “Department”) adopted its long discussed Environmental Justice Rules (“EJ Rules”) on April 17, 2023. The Department has touted these rules as the first of their kind in any state.
Two and a half years after it was signed into law, a measure designed to prevent New Jersey communities already dealing with sources of pollution from having to accept more of them took effect Monday.
The state of Rhode Island has proposed a bill that would create “environmental justice focus areas” where state agencies would have more discretion in permitting a variety of industrial land uses that tend to pollute, including several that are part of the recycling process.
State Department of Environmental Quality staff in charge of developing an online tool to help decision-makers address flooding in their communities took steps to include historically underrepresented and underserved voices in the planning processes, and a state advisory board...
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is moving the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund forward and making good on its recently renewed commitments to environmental and climate justice.