EPA's Carlton Waterhouse Disputes “Racist” Label

BuzzFeed News; Getty Images / Via YouTube / youtube.com Carlton Waterhouse, the Biden administration’s nominee to run the Environmental Protection Agency office in charge of cleaning up the nation’s most toxic waste sites, has spent his career fighting policies that hurt people of color. Now, in the lead-up to hisContinue Reading

The Valero oil refinery in Houston, Texas

In 2013, Matthew Tejada joined the EPA as director of the Office of Environmental Justice, or OEJ, overseeing environmental justice work both across the agency and also in partnership with other federal agencies. One of Tejada’s primary responsibilities is to engage with, listen to, and advocate on behalf of communitiesContinue Reading

Addressing Environmental Justice through EPA’s Enforcement Tools | Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP

The Biden Administration has made environmental justice and equity a key pillar of its environmental policy, directing EPA to incorporate this concept at all levels of its decision-making process. EPA’s Administrator Michael Regan announced on April 7, 2021 that “[t]oo many communities whose residents are predominantly of color, Indigenous, orContinue Reading