USEPA Releases Newest Version of Environmental Justice Screening Tool

On June 26th, the US EPA released the newest version of their Environmental Justice (EJ) Screening and Mapping Tool, EJScreen Version 2.2. The update focused on a redesign of the printable standard reports, new data sets including indexes on Toxic Releases to Air, and facility compliance data. The new “Printable Standard Report” renamed the “EJScreen

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