Although environmental justice (EJ) is not a new concept in the context of air permitting, the Biden administration’s increased focus on identifying...
EPA and OMB issue directives and propose an initial budget for the Biden Administration’s EJ initiatives.
We close out the Corporate Environmental Lawyer Blog's weeklong celebration of Earth Day with the two federal programs aimed at cleaning up existing toxic waste sites and preventing the creation of new ones...
The Biden Administration in its first 90 days has unambiguously articulated a commitment to the issue of environmental justice.
On April 22, 1970, millions of Americans took part in demonstrations and community cleanups celebrating the first Earth Day.
A cornerstone of the Biden Administration is environmental justice, which EPA defines as...
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently announced a new policy that it intends to use in considering costs imposed by No Discharge Zones (NDZs) under § 312(f)(3) of the Clean Water Act (CWA).
Changes are on the way for ASTM’s Phase I Environmental Site Assessment (“Phase I”) standard, the almost 30-year-old lynchpin of the transactional due diligence process.
Although many human activities have clear negative effects on the natural world, there are also unforeseen consequences
A perfect confluence of events created a stealth killer.
While it is unclear what precise definition of environmental justice Virginia will ultimately adopt, the concept of environmental justice generally involves concentrating intensive...
The topic of environmental justice garnered more attention as the Biden-Harris administration took office.
On January 26, 2021, several public health advocacy organizations and scientists filed a notice of intent to sue the EPA to compel it “to perform its non-discretionary duty to address the use and disposal of ‘legacy’ asbestos” ...
The President ordered 40 percent of the benefits from federal climate action go to disadvantaged communities
EPA’s Audit Policy, provides important incentives for regulated entities to voluntarily discover and correct violations of federal environmental laws and regulations.
What the scrap industry can expect and advice for proactively addressing potential issues.
Joseph R. Biden Jr.’s inauguration on January 20, 2021 as the forty-sixth President of the United States could usher in a sweeping period of environmental regulatory changes vastly eclipsing those of his immediate predecessor.
As concerns have escalated about vapor intrusion, regulatory agencies are not only taking more conservative approaches to risk – they may also be more likely to take enforcement action.
Since his inauguration in January 2018, New Jersey Governor Philip D. Murphy has steadily advanced an aggressive environmental justice agenda.
The New Jersey legislature approved a far-reaching new environmental justice bill intended to reduce the harmful effects of pollution in low-income communities.