Lawyers Expect EPA, California EJ MOU To Boost Enforcement In States

September 16, 2021
Industry attorneys expect EPA’s first-of-its-kind model environmental justice (EJ) memorandum of understanding (MOU) with California to bolster enforcement of regulations in disadvantaged communities not only in California, but in other states that pursue similar MOUs. Industry “should expect more states to sign on to similar MOUs,” say several attorneys with the firm King & Spalding in a Sept. 13 blog post . “Facilities operating in EJ areas can expect more inspections, including joint federal/state inspections, and enhanced enforcement activities.” Such...

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