Louisiana Ruling Will Drive States To Fight EPA Rights Probes, Lawyers Say

January 31, 2024
Industry lawyers say the recent high-profile decision by a federal district court in Louisiana to block EPA and the Department of Justice (DOJ) from enforcing disparate impact requirements under Title VI of the Civil Rights Act will embolden other states to push back against administration efforts to address environmental justice. Stacey Halliday, a former special counsel in EPA’s Office of General Counsel who is now a partner at Arnold & Porter, tells Inside EPA that while Judge James Cain’s...

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