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EPA Letter of Concern Cements Use of Title VI/Environmental Justice as Permit Challenge Tool

USA - October 20 2022 On October 12, 2022, the Office of Environmental Justice and External Civil Rights of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a Letter…

Robert Brager, Karen M. Hansen, Madeleine Boyer Kadas, Laura L. LaValle, Brett A. Miller, Evynn M. Overton, Roy D. Prather, Julius M. Redd, Bina R. Reddy, Michael F. Vitris

Inflation Reduction Act Signed Into Law, Committing $370 Billion to Action on Climate and Energy

USA - August 16 2022 On August 16, 2022, President Biden signed the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) into law. The IRA includes a host of programs aimed at addressing…

James M. Auslander, Eric L. Christensen, Mary Crowell, Brook J. Detterman, Jackson Garrity, Lauren Karam, Zachary Pilchen, Peter Schaumberg, Nicole Waxman

U.S. Senate Passes the Inflation Reduction Act, Committing $370 Billion to Action on Climate and Energy

USA - August 9 2022 After months of intense, and at times acrimonious, negotiations among the Democratic caucus, the United States Senate on August 7, 2022, passed the…

James M. Auslander, Eric L. Christensen, Mary Crowell, Brook J. Detterman, Jackson Garrity, Lauren Karam, Zachary Pilchen, Peter Schaumberg, Nicole Waxman

Three Key Takeaways of New Jersey DEP’s Proposed EJ Rules

USA - June 17 2022 On June 6, the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) officially published the highly-anticipated proposed implementing rules of the…

Alicia Arrington, Hilary Jacobs, Aspen Ono, Julius M. Redd

New York Defines “Disadvantaged Communities” for Use in Justice40 Predecessor Program

USA - May 19 2022 New York’s Climate Justice Working Group (“CJWG”) recently released draft criteria that will be used to identify “Disadvantaged Communities,”…

Hilary Jacobs, Jessica Maloney, Julius M. Redd