Fact Sheet: President Biden Tackles Methane Emissions, Spurs Innovations, and Supports Sustainable Agriculture to Build a Clean Energy Economy and Create Jobs

Environmental justice leaders, members of Congress, and advocates applauded version 1.0 of the Biden-Harris Administration’s Climate and Economic Justice Screening Tool (CEJST). After extensive feedback on the beta tool, the White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) released version 1.0 of the CEJST last week. The updated tool displays the landsContinue Reading

Manchin’s permitting deal is a major setback for environmental justice

In September, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Michael Regan held a press conference in Warren County, N.C. to announce the creation of a new national office charged with advancing environmental justice and civil rights. That same month, the county commemorated 40 years since its predominantly Black residents marched to aContinue Reading

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The first two years of the Biden Administration have resulted in a seismic shift in terminology in the environmental space. Environmental justice (EJ), formerly viewed as a theoretical goal, has become unifying federal driver touching permitting, rulemaking, civil-rights investigations and policy-setting across all sectors of environmental law, including those atContinue Reading

A sign, placed by the EPA, warns people not to play on the lawn at the West Calumet Housing Complex on April 19, 2017 in East Chicago, Indiana. Nearly all the residents of the complex were ordered to move by the East Chicago Housing Authority after the soil and many homes were found to contain high levels of lead. Credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images

On the northwest side of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, where more than half the population is Black or African American, the outdated sewer system is often at capacity, and miles of asphalt and concrete make stormwater management a challenge. Sometimes, heavy rains bring flooding into the neighborhood, and members of the communityContinue Reading

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The Kmart store at the corner of 122nd and Sandy Boulevard had been a community fixture for nearly 50 years. When the store shuttered four years ago, the property quickly became an eyesore. Windows were boarded up with plywood. A group of homeless campers settled in across the street. ResidentsContinue Reading

Inside Track: Planning, Environment & Sustainability - In the media, In practice and courts, Cases and Legislation - Real Estate and Construction

In this article, the authors review the series of actions announced by Attorney General Merrick B. Garland and Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Michael Regan to advance environmental justice, including the launch of the Office of Environmental Justice within the Justice Department, the implementation of a “comprehensive environmental justice strategy” andContinue Reading

2030STEM Seeks to Achieve Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion by Accelerating Change in STEM

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico–(BUSINESS WIRE)–2030STEM, a newly established nonprofit dedicated to accelerating equitable change in STEM, joined leaders at the recent Society for the Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS) 2022 National Diversity in STEM Conference (NDiSTEM). 2030STEM works to create equity and new pathways of professionalContinue Reading

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In a recent US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) letter issued to the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality (LDEQ) and the Louisiana Department of Health (LDH), the Biden Administration deploys its plans to use the “whole of government” to address what it believes are long-standing civil rights concerns which are eitherContinue Reading