CLIENT ALERT: States Taking Action to Include EJ Reviews in Permitting

The White House’s FY 2023 budget announcement allocated $1.4 billion to advancing environmental justice (EJ), greatly enhancing the agency’s ability to award new competitive grants to reduce the health impacts of pollution in communities with EJ concerns. ​Companies are already experiencing increased community engagement in several locations throughout the United States, and although awareness of EJ

CLIENT ALERT: Environmental Justice and Regulatory Impacts

On January 27, 2021, the Biden Administration put forth Executive Order 14008, creating the White House Environmental Justice Interagency Council. Environmental Justice (EJ), as defined by the EPA, is “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

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CLIENT ALERT: PFOA/PFOS Proposed Designation as Hazardous Substances Under CERCLA

On August 26, 2022, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a proposal to designate two per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) — perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and perfluorooctanesulfonic acid (PFOS), and their salts and structural isomers, as hazardous substances under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA), also known as Superfund. This proposal follows

Client Alert – Understanding Your Facility’s Carbon Footprint

A growing number of stakeholders and consumers are requesting companies’ environmental impact data. Industries are seeing a shift to the “conscious consumer” not only caring about the quality of their product, but also caring about the environmental and social practices of the company. The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) recently passed a climate disclosure

PFAS ARE INCLUDED IN UCMR 5: Will Your Business Be Impacted?

The fifth Unregulated Contaminant Monitoring Rule (UCMR 5) was published by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) December 27, 2021. The Rule requires public drinking water systems to test for all 29 per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) for which analytical methods exist, where those systems supply 3,300 or more customers; systems serving less than 3,300