Fearing Permit Scrutiny, Industry Braces For EPA’s Heightened EJ Focus

October 6, 2022
Industry attorneys are preparing their clients to address issues expected to be raised by EPA’s creation of a new environmental justice (EJ) program office, including warning them that compliance with environmental requirements alone may no longer be sufficient to win a new permit or extend an existing one given the new office’s focus on enforcing civil rights requirements. “What I’ve been telling my clients is this is a significant development on how the agency will do business across the various...

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